Glory Johnson Named Western Conference Player of the Week
Johnson recorded two double-doubles last week while averaging 17.3 points and a Western Conference-best 10.0 rebounds as Tulsa recorded a 2-1 mark. The second-year player scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Tulsa top Chicago, 83-74, on June 20, and added another 14 points and 12 boards as the Shock defeated Seattle, 92-70, on June 22. Johnson capped the week with a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds in an 88-79 loss at conference-leading Minnesota on June 23. Johnson has scored in double figures in each of the Shock’s 11 games this season.
The Player of the Week award is the first of Johnson’s career and the first by a Shock player since the franchise began play in Tulsa in 2010.
Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Chicago’s Epiphanny Prince in the East, as well as Los Angeles’ Lindsey Harding and Nneka Ogwumike, Minnesota’s Maya Moore, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi, San Antonio’s Danielle Robinson and Seattle’s Tina Thompson in the West.