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LaTonya Johnson | 23
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2005
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Career Highlights
  • Played in the 100th game of her WNBA career on June 25 against the Seattle Storm
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    BACKGROUND

    2003:
    Appeared in 31 games, including one start, averaging 1.9 points in 9.0 minutes per game…shot .254 (18-71) from the field, .261 (6-23) from three-point range and .727 (16-22) from the foul line…saw her first action of the season recording 2 points and 1 steal in 9 minutes of action at Phoenix on 5/28…finished with a season-high 7 points in 11 minutes at Washington on 6/10…recorded 6 points and season-high 4 rebounds vs. Phoenix on 7/5…in her first start of the season she recorded 6 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in a season-high 32 minutes at Sacramento on 7/10…registered three DNP-CD’s.

    CAREER NOTES:
    Is in her seventh season in the WNBA, all with the Silver Stars…ranks second on the Silver Stars all-time list in games played, third in 3-pointers made, seventh in free throws made, and eighth in field goals made, rebounds and points…in her WNBA career, she has played in 173 games averaging 3.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game…has appeared in all seven of the Starzz playoff games averaging 3.0 points 7.9 minutes per game.

    2002:
    Appeared in 28 games including one start, averaging 2.7 points in 9.6 minutes per game…shot .329 (25-76) from the field, .313 (10-32) from three-point range and .750 (15-20) from the line…scored a season-high 10 points in a season-high 19 minutes at Detroit on 7/23...finished with 9 points in 9 minutes vs. Detroit on 7/8… appeared in all five playoff games, averaging 3.4 points in 8.0 minutes per game…recorded 9 points while playing 18 minutes at Los Angeles on 8/24 …missed first three games of the season due to severe chondromalacia in right knee (IL)...activated on 6/4.

    2001:
    Appeared in 26 games, averaging 1.9 points in 8.8 minutes per game…shot .262 (17-65) from the field and .786 (11-14) from the foul line…played in her 100th WNBA career game vs. Seattle on 6/25…played a season-high 24 minutes finishing with 6 points at Indiana on 7/18…scored a season-high 7 points at Houston on 7/24 and again at Portland on 7/30…grabbed a season-high 4 rebounds vs. Phoenix on 8/10… saw action in both games of the playoffs averaging 2.0 points and 7.5 minutes for the series…finished with 4 points in 11 minutes at Sacramento on 8/19…registered six DNP-CD’s.

    2000:
    Saw action in 29 games, earning six starts…averaged 5.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game… shot .403 (52-29) from the field, .333 (12-36) from three-point range and .651 (28-43) from the foul line...scored in double figures five times…recorded 9 points and matched a career-high with 7 rebounds at Los Angeles on 5/31…scored a season-high 14 points while handing out 2 assists and snagging two steals vs. Minnesota on 6/1…missed two games with a bruised right quadriceps and registered one DNP-CD.

    1999:
    Appeared in 31 games earning 18 starts…averaged 6.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 23.2 minutes per game...shot .365 (66-181) from the field, .293 (24-82) from three-point range and .810 (47-58) from the foul line…ranked 14th in the WNBA in free throw percentage (81.0%)...scored in double figures six times…recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists vs. Phoenix on 8/13…scored career-high 19 points (5-10 FG,7-7 FT) while pulling down 4 rebounds vs. Los Angeles on 8/21.

    1998:
    Saw action in 28 games earning eight starts…averaged 5.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game…shot .400 (58-145) from the field, .286 (14-49) from three-point range and .618 (21-34) from the foul line…scored in double figures five times…scored a season-high 15 points vs. Phoenix on 7/27…registered two DNP-CD’s.

    In the Playoffs:
    Saw action in both games of the 2001 first round playoff series vs. Sacramento… Averaged 2.0 points and 7.5 minutes for the series.

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    2003-04: Spent part of the off-season playing in Spain for Cajacanarias, averaging 1.5 points in 12.0 minutes per game…spent the second half of the off-season playing for the Chicago Blaze of the NWBL, averaging 13.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 25.1 minutes per game…2002-03: Spent part of the off-season playing for the Chicago Blaze of the NWBL…appeared in 22 games averaging 11.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 32.0 minutes per game.

    College:
    First Team All-Conference USA in 1997-98…MVP of the Conference USA Tournament in 1998…played in four NCAA Tournaments…averaged 18.9 points and 5.8 rebounds during her career at Memphis…only the sixth Lady Tiger to reach 2,000 points...second leading scorer in school history with 2,232 points…named Second Team All-Conference USA in 1996-97…scored a career-high 40 points against Mississippi State during the 1995-96 season…named the Great Midwest Conference Newcomer of the Year 1994-95…was a member of the 1994 Olympic Festival South Team.


    PERSONAL

  • Nickname is TJ
  • Has played one-on-one with Penny Hardaway
  • Started playing organized basketball in fourth grade
  • Has played overseas in Italy and France
  • Reads Corinthians 4:13 from the Bible before each game
  • Considers her high school coach Jack Harlow to be an inspiration in her career
  • Has two older sisters, Lisa Shedd and Pam Draine, and four older brothers, Leroy, Mike, Ricky and Jesse
  • Parents are Jesse and Helen Johnson
  • Was a Girl Scout for seven years, advancing to cadet rank
  • Sang in the church choir as a youth and has sung the national anthem before in both college and Starzz games
  • Would like to pursue a modeling career after her playing career is over because she is fascinated with the fashion industry
  • Served as Breast Health Awareness spokesperson for the Starzz.



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