Shannon Johnson
Personal information
Born (1974-08-18) August 18, 1974 (age 47)
Hartsville, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Listed weight152 lb (69 kg)
Career information
High schoolHartsville
(Hartsville, South Carolina)
CollegeSouth Carolina (1992–1996)
WNBA draft1999 / Allocated
Selected by the Orlando Miracle
Playing career1997–2009
PositionPoint guard
Number14
Career history
1997–1998Columbus Quest
1999–2002Orlando Miracle
2003Connecticut Sun
2004–2006San Antonio Silver Stars
2007Detroit Shock
2008Houston Comets
2009Seattle Storm
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com
Medals
Women's Basketball
Representing  United States
Jones Cup
Gold medal – first place 1995 Taipei Team Competition
Gold medal – first place 1996 Taipei Team Competition
World University Games
Gold medal – first place 1997 Marsala Team Competition
FIBA World Championship for Women
Gold medal – first place 2002 Nanjing Team Competition
Olympics
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team Competition

Shannon Regina "Pee Wee" Johnson (born August 18, 1974) is an American basketball player born in Hartsville, South Carolina. She last played for the Seattle Storm in the WNBA. She became the head coach at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina in September 2015.

Career

After her collegiate playing days, Johnson played for the Columbus Quest with whom she won the 1997 and 1998 American Basketball League championships.

Starting in 1999, Johnson played for the Orlando Miracle of the WNBA. She also played for Fenerbahçe İstanbul from Turkey in winter 1999–00 season.[1] The team moved to Connecticut in 2003 and is now known as the Connecticut Sun. Before the 2004 season, Johnson was traded to the San Antonio Silver Stars.

In March 2007, Johnson signed with the Detroit Shock. Names Pat Hewitt, her high school basketball coach, her biggest influence. On March 7, 2008, Johnson signed with the Houston Comets. When the Comets folded, she was not picked in the dispersal draft, therefore becoming a free agent.

Johnson was a WNBA All-Star in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003. She played in Spain for Ros Casares Valencia (2001-2002), Perfumerías Avenida (2002-2003), Dynamo Moscow (2003-2004), Wisla Cracovia (2004-2005), Cadi la Seu (2005-2006), Tarsus Beledeyesi (2006-2007), Palacio de Congresos Ibiza (2008-2010) and CD Zamarat (2010-2011). She was also a key factor in the club as she helped carry the team to Division One on May 1, 2011.[2] S[3]

USA Basketball

Johnson competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 1995 Jones Cup Team that won the Bronze in Taipei. She averaged 4.3 points per game.[4]

Johnson was also invited to be a member of the Jones Cup team representing the US in 1996. She helped the team to a 9–0 record, and the gold medal in the event. Johnson averaged 4.8 points per games and recorded 18 steals, second-highest on the team.[5]

Johnson represented the US at the 1997 World University Games held in Marsala, Sicily, Italy in August 1997. The USA team won all six games, earning the gold medal at the event. Johnson averaged 2.3 points per game.[6]

In 2002, Johnson was named to the national team which competed in the World Championships in Zhangjiagang, Changzhou and Nanjing, China. The team was coached by Van Chancellor. In the quarterfinals, Johnson came off the bench to score 20 points, to help the US team win against Spain and advance. After beating Australia in the semifinals, the USA team faced Russia for the gold medal. Johnson had a steal late in the game when the USA team held a two-point margin. the USA went on to win and capture the gold medal. Johnson averaged 9.1 points per game and had 18 assists, tied for second on the team.[7]

She was also a member of the USA Basketball team winning the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Vital statistics

South Carolina statistics

Source[8]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1992-93 South Carolina 27 259 42.0% 36.0% 72.4% 3.6 3.1 2.4 0.1 9.6
1993-94 South Carolina 27 634 45.7% 39.6% 68.8% 5.9 4.9 2.4 0.6 23.5
1994-95 South Carolina 27 646 43.1% 35.2% 67.8% 6.4 5.1 2.1 0.7 23.9
1995-96 South Carolina 28 691 43.8% 40.6% 74.3% 6.0 4.0 2.6 0.7 24.7
Career South Carolina 109 2230 43.9% 38.2% 70.4% 5.5 4.3 2.4 0.5 20.5

References

  1. ^ "Fenerbahçe Bayan Basketbol Takımının 1991-1992 Sezonundan Bu Yana Yabancıları ve Takım Kadroları". golsmacservis.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  2. ^ "WNBA.com: Offseason 2007-08: Overseas Roster". www.wnba.com. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  3. ^ "WNBA.com: Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster". www.wnba.com. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  4. ^ "1995 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  5. ^ "1996 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Eighteenth World University Games -- 1993". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Fourteenth World Championship For Women -- 2002". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  8. ^ "South Carolina Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-08.