Detroit selected Jackson out of Oklahoma
with the 13th pick in the first round of the 2005 WNBA Draft
. As a collegian, Jackson was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team in 2003, 2004 and 2005, earned Big 12 All-Tournament honors in 2002 and 2004, and was recognized as the Big 12 Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2004. As a senior, Jackson averaged 14.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.17 steals while shooting 45.3% (158-349) from the field. The Shock waived her prior to the start of the regular season on May 19, 2005. The Sacramento Monarchs
signed Jackson as a free agent prior to the start of the 2006 season, but waived her on May 18, 2006. Detroit re-signed Jackson on March 15, 2007, and waiver her on April 16 of that same year.
Jackson, Tamicha (2000)
A graduate of Louisiana Tech University
, Jackson was drafted by the Detroit Shock in the first round (8th overall) of the 2000 WNBA Draft
. She was traded to the Portland Fire
on May 13, 2001 for the Fire's second round pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft
. Portland ceased operations following the 2002 season, and the Phoenix Mercury
selected Jackson with the fourth pick in the 2003 WNBA Dispersal Draft
. On March 25, 2004, the Mercury traded her in a three-team deal that sent Asjha Jones from the Washington Mystics
to the Connecticut Sun
, the eighth overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft
from the Sun to the Mercury and Jackson to the Mystics. The Mercury signed Jackson as a free agent for her second stint in Arizona on April 24, 2006, but waived her on June 1 of that same year.
Jackson Bio and Statistics
Joe Louis Arena
The home arena of the NHL�s Detroit Red Wings has also served as the home arena for two Shock playoff games - a 75-62 loss on September 24, 2004 to the New York Liberty in the first round of the playoffs, and a 80-75 win on September 10, 2006 over the Sacramento Monarchs in Game 5 of the 2006 WNBA Finals which clinched Detroit�s second WNBA title.
Johnson, Shannon (2007-present)
The ABL's Columbus Quest
selected Shannon Johnson out of the University of South Carolina
with the fifth pick of the eighth round (No. 61 overall) in the 1996 ABL Draft
. Johnson remained with the Quest for their two-plus seasons of existence winning ABL Championships in 1997
and earning All-ABL Honorable Mention honors in 1997-98
After the ABL ceased operations, Johnson signed with the WNBA who allocated her to the Orlando Miracle. She remained with the Miracle for the team's four seasons in Orlando and moved with the team to Connecticut in 2003. On January 28, 2004, Connecticut traded Johnson to San Antonio, along with their second and third round picks in the 2004 WNBA Draft, in exchange for the Silver Stars' first, second and third round picks in the same draft. Johnson appeared in four All-Star Games while with the Miracle and Sun in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003. She also was named to three All-WNBA Second Teams in 1999, 2000 and 2002.
The Detroit Shock signed Johnson as a free agent on March 6, 2007.
Johnson Bio and Statistics
Jones, Chandi (2004-05)
After completing her college career at the University of Houston
, Jones was selected by the Phoenix Mercury
in the first round (8th overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft
. Jones was traded that same day to the Shock in exchange for Shereka Wright
, Erika Valek
and Sheila Lambert
. On July 30, 2005, the Shock traded Jones to the Minnesota Lynx
along with Stacey Thomas
and the Shock�s first round pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft
in exchange for Katie Smith
and the Lynx�s 2006 first round draft pick.
Jones Bio and Statistics
Jones, Merlakia (2004)
Jones, a University of Florida
Gator product, was drafted in the second round (13th overall) of the 1997 WNBA Draft
by the Cleveland Rockers
. She spent seven seasons with the Rockers earning All-WNBA First Team
honors during the 2001 WNBA Season and being named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team in 1999
. She signed with the Detroit Shock as a free agent on February 11, 2004, and last played in the WNBA during the Shock's first round playoff loss that season to the New York Liberty.
Jones Bio and Statistics
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