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Glory Johnson's Bio

About Glory Johnson

Position: Forward

Height: 6-3

Weight: 170

Birthdate: July 27, 1990

College: Tennessee

High School: Webb High School (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Career Transactions: Selected in the first round (fourth overall) by the Tulsa Shock in the 2012 WNBA Draft on April 16, 2012. Re-signed with the Shock, renamed the Dallas Wings in 2016. Re-signed with the Wings on February 1, 2019. Signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Dream on February 13, 2020.



  • All-Star (2013, 2014)
  • All-Defensive Second Team (2013)
  • All-Rookie Team (2012)


Reached 2,000 career points on September 3, 2017
Reached 1,000 career rebounds on May 30, 2017


2020 (ATL):

  • Appeared in 18 games with one start.
  • Made her first appearance in a Dream jersey on July 31 against the Liberty, scoring two points with one rebound and a steal in 8 minutes of play.
  • Played a season-high 19 minutes against Phoenix (8/4), putting up 5 points with 5 rebounds.
  • Made her first three-pointer of the season against Seattle (8/6), adding on 7 rebounds, 2 steals and a block.
  • Came off the bench to score a season-high 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field against Los Angeles (8/21), adding on five rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
  • Started against Las Vegas (9/5) and pulled down 6 boards with an assists and a steal.

2019 (DAL): Has scored at least 200 points in all of her seven seasons…She set a career-high with 35 threes made…She recorded a season-high 20 points versus PHX (8/10) and WAS (8/31)…Grabbed her season-high 9 rebounds 4 times this season…Passed the 1,500 rebounding mark for her career and the 100 block mark.

2018 (DAL): Returned to action after being out with a hamstring injury on 6/8… Recorded a new season high in total and defensive boards on 7/5 against Indiana… Scored a new season high against Las Vegas on 6/27 with 14 points… Tied her career high and recorded a new season high with five steals against Phoenix on 7/10… Recorded a new season high in total boards with 14.

2017 (DAL): Started and played in 33 of 34 games this season… Sat out one game due to suspension… Averaged 14.9 points per game with 9.1 rebounds per game… Led the team in total rebounds with 9.1… Was the second highest scorer for the team… Tied a season high in minutes played with 37 against the Connecticut Sun on 8/12… Broke season highs in points against Washington on 6/18 with 27… Recorded five consecutive double-doubles, tying a career high for most consecutive double-doubles in a season. Posted 13 double-doubles overall… Highest double-double of the season 25 points and 15 rebounds on 8/10… Finished fifth in the league in total rebounds… Recorded her first double-double of the season against San Antonio on 5/25… Started her 100th career WNBA game on 6/2… Recorded her 1000th career rebound on 5/30.

2016 (DAL): Appeared in 18 games and started in six for the Dallas Wings….Missed 16 games due to league suspension and injury….Averaged 11.3 points per game, 8.9 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per game….Returned on 6/8 after serving a seven game league suspension…. Ranked second for the Wings with a .442 field goal percentage…. Finished third in total rebounds with 161 recorded in 18 games….Among the top 10 for the team in free throw percentage at .753….Scored a season high of 23 points and a career high of 22 rebounds on 7/5 vs. Phoenix….Became first WNBA player to be part of the 20-20 club since 2013 on 7/5 ….Recorded six double-doubles….Suffered a toe injury in Atlanta on 7/8….Suffered an MCL injury on 9/4 vs. Washington, which was a season ending injury.

2015: Missed the 2015 season to give birth to her twins, Ava Simone and Solei Diem

2014 (TUL): Appeared and started in 33 games for the Tulsa Shock… Averaged 14.7 points per game, a career-high 9.2 rebounds per game, a career-high 1.4 assists and a career-high 32.4 minutes per game… Shot 44.9 percent from the field… Scored a total of 485 points and grabbed a total of 305 rebounds… Earned a career-high 17 double-doubles tying the Shock record (Cheryl Ford in 2006) for most double-doubles in a season… Scored in double-figures in 27 games… Scored a season-high 22 points twice and grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds twice… Tied a career-high five assists in vs. Seattle on June 15…Ranked third in the league in rebounds (9.2)… Ranked eighth in the league in minutes per game (32.4)… Ranked first in the league in double-doubles (17)… Named a 2014 All-Star.

2013 (TUL): Appeared in 29 games for the Tulsa Shock, starting in 28… Averaged 15.0 points per game, 8.9 rebounds per game, and 30.2 minutes per game… Shot 44.6 percent from the field… Scored a career-high 32 points, 12 field goals made, 23 field goals attempted, grabbed 12 offensive rebounds and hit her first three point shot vs. Phoenix June 16… Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Connecticut on July 19… Earned 12 double-doubles… Scored in double figures in 24 out of the 29 games she played in… Led the Shock in rebounds (8.9)… Ranked sixth in the league in rebounds (8.9)… Named a 2013 All-Star… Named to All-Defensive Second Team… Named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week on June 24, the first honor by a Shock player since the team relocated to Tulsa.

2012 (TUL): Appeared in all 34 games, starting 28 for the Tulsa Shock… Averaged 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.2 steals per game… Became one of 13 players in history to have a double-double in her WNBA debut with eleven points and ten rebounds vs. San Antonio on May 19… Scored then career-high 30 points, went 14-of-15 at the free throw line and attempted 19 field goals at Minnesota on July 12, it is the Shock’s first 30 point performance in a game since the team moved to Tulsa in 2010, and contributed 14 rebounds, three steals and two blocks… Scored then career-high 15 rebounds at Connecticut on August 21… Named to the All-Rookie Team… Ranked fourth in the WNBA in steals (2.15)… Led the Shock and ranked 13th in the WNBA in rebounds (6.8)… Ranked third among rookies with 11.5 points per game… Ranked second among rookies with 6.8 rebounds per game… Ranked fourth among rookies in field goal percentage with 48.2… Led all rookies in steals with 2.15 per game.



2020-21: Sopron Basket (Hungary); Bellona Kayseri Basketbol (Turkey)


COLLEGE: Finished career with 1,643 points and 1,218 rebounds… In the NCAA First Round recorded 36th career double-double against UT Martin (3/17) with 14 points and 12 rebounds (2011-12)… In the NCAA Second Round: Pulled down 21 rebounds in the win over DePaul (3/19), the first 20+ board performance since 1991 (2011-12)… Named SEC Tournament MVP and went 6-12 from the floor for 20 points and 11 rebounds in the Championship win over LSU (3/4) (2011-12)… Captured All-SEC First Team honors from the league’s coaches and the Associated Press, named to the SEC All-Defensive Team and the SEC All-Tournament Team after helping lead the Lady Vols to a second straight SEC league and tournament sweep, named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team and earned Capital One All-Academic Second Team for District 4 honors (2010-11)… Selected to SEC All-Freshman Team… Scored in double figures 16 times, grabbed at least 10 boards seven times and recorded five double-doubles (2008-09)… Posted a double-double in her first official game with 17 points and 12 rebounds in only 26 minutes (2008-09).

PERSONAL: Born in Colorado Springs, Colo. and raised in Knoxville, Tenn… Parents are Mercy Bassey Johnson and Bassey Johnson Udofot… Has four siblings, Dorothy, Isaac, Judy and Grace… Attended Webb High School and was named the 2007 Tennessee Miss Basketball for Division II, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Team (2008), McDonald’s All-American (2008) and Parade Magazine All-American (2007 and 2008)… Two-time Gatorade State Player of the Year (2007 and 2008)… The 2007 MVP of the State Division II Tournament after leading her team to victory at the 2007 State Championship… Earned four varsity letters in both basketball and track and field and one varsity letter in field hockey in her high school career… A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Physics Club and Spanish Club in high school… Completed her undergraduate degree in global studies in just three years before taking 16 and 15 credits in her fourth year at the University of Tennessee to complete her Masters in journalism and electronic media… Johnson’s Master’s thesis was an insider’s perspective on Pat Summitt’s final season as head basketball coach at the University of Tennessee.

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