Temeka Johnson

Temeka Rochelle Johnson ( born September 6, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is a professional basketball player. In 2012 she plays for the Tulsa Shock in the Women's National Basketball Association.



Temeka Johnson played from 2002 to 2005 for the Lady Tigers, the Lady's basketball team at Louisiana State University. On the side of Seimone Augustus reached with the Lady Tigers in 2004 and 2005, the Final Four of the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.


Temeka Johnson was selected by the Washington Mystics in the sixth position in the WNBA Draft 2005. Your first WNBA season was not under a lucky star, because she was criticized by many experts that it was too small for this strong league with a body height of 160 cm. Johnson rebuked critics wrong in which it was chosen at the end of the 2005 season for the Rookie of the Year. In addition, they scored the second- most in the league: 177 assists. After a good first season for the Mystics, she was transferred to the Los Angeles Sparks. While they still got a playing time of 28.6 minutes per game in Washington, so she got in Los Angeles only 25.3 minutes per game. Nevertheless, she scored all 161 assits in the 2006 season, which meant a Assitsschnitt of 5 assits per game. Due to the reduced playing time their points average fell 9.3 points to 8 points per game. In the 2007 season they could deny only eleven games for the Sparks. Your playing time dropped to just 18.7 minutes per game, which also affected their remaining values ​​. Johnson scored this season only 2.7 assits and 6.4 points per game.