Draft Dreams: Glory Johnson
Welcome to the Tulsa Shock's 2012 WNBA Draft Preview. The Shock hold the fourth overall pick in the 2012 Draft this spring. Leading up to the draft, we will highlight the top prospects and see how each of them could fit in with the Shock's current roster.
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
2011-12 Mid-Season Naismith Award Watch List 2011-12 Pre-Season Naismith Award Watch List
2011-12 Preseason All-SEC Team
2011-12 Nominee for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
2010-11 Associated Press and Coaches All-SEC First Team
2010-11 State Farm All-American Team 2010-11 All-SEC Defensive Team
2010-11 All-SEC Tournament Team
STATS (through Feb 17):
2011-12: 14.3 pts/9.8 rebs/1.5 stls/59.1 FG%/68.1 FT% (Through 15 games)
Career: 11.2 pts/8.4 rebs/1.3 stls/48.3 FG%/62.3 FT%
HOW SHE FITS
Entering her senior season on the Naismith pre-season and mid-season watch list, Tennessee's Glory Johnson has steadily improved each year. After going on a streak of six straight double-doubles in late December and early January, Johnson earned back-to-back player of the week honors in the SEC on January 2nd and 9th - an honor that she also earned four times during the 2010-11 season.
Johnson is averaging just under a double-double this season at 14.3 points and 9.8 rebounds (through 15 games) while shooting an unprecedented 59.1 percent from the field. Johnson has modeled her game after current WNBA most valuable player Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever and joined her in the exclusive 1000 points/1000 rebounds club which only four players in the history of the program have accomplished. Johnson has also competed at the International level, averaging 6.2 points and 5.5 rebounds for Team USA at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China, helping lead her country to a perfect 6-0 record.
If drafted by the Shock, Johnson would be another forward up front that can score in the paint and rebound on both ends of the floor. She would add another athletic presence in the front court to go along with an already emerging and growing front court.
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