Glory Johnson

Position: Forward
Height: 6-3 / 191 cms
Weight: 170 lbs / 77 kgs
WNBA Team: Tulsa Shock
School: University of Tennessee ‘12
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Twitter: ‏ @MISSVOL25

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medal: 2011 USA World University Games.
  • Bronze Medal: 2007 USA Youth Development Festival.
  • Participated in the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas.
  • Member of the 2011 USA World University Games Team that captured the gold medal with a 6-0 record in Shenzhen, China.
  • Helped the USA Blue Team to a 1-2 record and bronze medal at the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival.

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 4 in 2012 by the Tulsa Shock.
  • WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2013.
  • WNBA All-Star Game: 2013.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2012.
  • After averaging 11.5 ppg. and 6.8 rpg. as a rookie in 2012, upped her numbers to 15.0 ppg. and 8.9 rpg. in 2013.
  • Competed professionally in Russia in 2012-13 for BC Chevakata Vologda and led her team in scoring (18.5 ppg.), rebounding (13.2 rpg.) and steals (2.1 spg.).

College Notes:

  • During her four years, Tennessee compiled a 115-26 record (.816), played in four NCAA Tournaments, advanced to the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Elite Eight and the 2010 NCAA Sweet Sixteen, captured two Southeastern Conference regular season titles and three SEC Tournament crowns.
  • Capital One Academic, Associated Press and WBCA All-America teams (2012).
  • State Farm/WBCA All-America honorable mention and All-Region 3 (2011).
  • SEC Defensive Player of the Year and SEC All-Defensive Team (2012).
  • All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) first team (2011).
  • SEC Tournament MVP (2012) and SEC All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012).
  • SEC All-Defensive Team (2011).
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2009).

Personal Notes:

  • Born on July 27, 1990, in Colorado Springs, Colo., but hails from Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Born to parents Mercy Bassey Johnson and Bassey Johnson Udofot; is the youngest of five children, including one brother and three sisters.
  • 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.
  • Hopes to work with athletes internationally one day.
  • Attended Webb School (Tenn.), where she was a two-time Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year (2007, 2008).
  • Tennessee Ms. Basketball for Division II (2007).
  • Led her team to the state championship as a junior, earning MVP honors (2007).
  • Earned four varsity letters in both basketball and track & field, and one varsity letter in field hockey.

The Inside Scoop (from 2011):

  • Has post-basketball ambitions of: getting into sports broadcasting, international business or modeling.
  • Last book read for pleasure: "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.
  • Has worked at: Zuma Fun Center, working in the management department.
  • Favorite class: calculus.
  • Least favorite class: history.
  • Is learning: Spanish.
  • Favorite meal to make at home: pork chops.
  • If not for basketball, would want to excel at: golf.
  • When she was five, wanted to be: a veterinarian.
  • If she could live in any city, it would be: New York.
  • Next big purchase will be: a house.
  • Most read online newspaper: New York Times.
  • Favorite magazine: Essence.
  • Favorite Facebook account: Black Girls and White Guys.
  • Piece of clothing she can’t live without:  her Victoria’s Secret bra.
  • Most prized possession: her laptop.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: track & field and soccer.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Tamika Catchings.
  • Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Michael Phelps.
  • Strangest place ever played basketball: a pool.
  • Best player ever faced: Maya Moore.
  • Wants to go one-on-one against: Dwight Howard.
  • Favorite basketball announcer: LaChina Robinson.
  • Most people don’t know: she has two Chihuahuas.
  • Most interesting place ever visited: Nigeria, her parents were born there.
  • First basketball memory: state championship in high school.
  • This right-hander wears No. 25 because: it’s not too big and not too small, just like her.
  • Superstitious about: spilling salt, opening an umbrella inside, saying ‘bloody Mary’ in front of a mirror three times, splitting the pole, crossing the path of a black cat and knocking on wood.
  • First overseas trip was: the Virgin Islands.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2011 WUG
6/0
12- 27
.444
0- 0
.---
13- 23
.565
33/ 5.5
37/ 6.2
7
2
9
2007 YDF-B
5/4
22- 43
.512
2- 2
1.000
12- 25
.480
28/ 5.6
58/ 11.6
6
2
15
Totals
11/4
34- 70
.486
2- 2
1.000
25- 48
.521
61/ 5.5
95/ 8.6
13
4
24
WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
29/28
152- 341
.446
1-3
.333
130- 174
.747
258/ 8.9
435/ 15.0
33
12
30
2012
34/28
131- 272
.482
0-0
.000
130- 192
.677
232/ 6.8
392/ 11.5
38
20
73
Totals
63/56
283- 613
.462
1-3
.333
260- 366
.710
490/ 7.8
827/ 13.1
71
32
103
College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
ST/
2011-12
36/ 36
186- 346
.538
1- 2
.500
138- 217
.636
355/ 9.9
511/ 14.2
39
41
49
2010-11
37/ 29
155- 290
.534
0- 0
.---
133- 227
.586
359/ 9.7
443/ 12.0
46
28
50
2009-10
35/ 25
124- 271
.458
1- 1
1.000
105- 162
.648
268/ 7.7
354/ 10.1
34
11
45
2008-09
33/ 28
109- 270
.404
0- 2
.000
117- 190
.616
236/ 7.2
335/ 10.2
21
12
35
Totals
141/118
574-1177
.488
2- 5
.400
493- 796
.619
1218/ 8.6
1643/ 11.7
140
92
179