February 21, 2008

Silver Stars Sign Vickie Johnson

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Silver Stars Head Coach and General Manager Dan Hughes announced today that the team has signed veteran guard/forward Vickie Johnson to a free-agent contract. Per team policy terms of the deal have not been released.

“We are thrilled to continue to be the home for one of the best players to play in the WNBA,” said Hughes. “Vickie’s impact has been incredible to our organization and we are so excited to go into the future with Vickie.”

During the 2007 season, Johnson became he first player in WNBA history to amass more than 3,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. One of the few players remaining from the league’s original season, Johnson has played more games (346) and more minutes (10,805) than any one else in the history of the league. She ranks 10th all-time in points (3,826), sixth in assists (1,013) and 16th in rebounds (1,364).

A two-time all-star, Johnson scored in double-figures 14 times last season and had a double-double vs. Seattle on May 25 with 10 assists and 10 rebounds. For her career, she has averaged 11.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. She has started in 41 playoff games, averaging 11.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

Johnson joined the Silver Stars prior to the 2006 season after spending her first nine WNBA seasons with the New York Liberty where she averaged 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 31.7 minutes per game. She left New York as the Liberty’s all-time leader in points, rebounds, games played, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, and free throws made and attempted. Johnson helped guide New York to the playoffs six times and to the WNBA Finals on four occasions.