Player Review 2015: Shenise Johnson

Shenise Johnson
Height: 5-11
Position: Guard
Age: 24
Years Pro: 4
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 5th overall by San Antonio, First Round – 2012 WNBA Draft

Stats: Johnson appeared in 31 regular season games (27 starts), averaging 10.9 points, a career-high 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in 26.2 minutes per game. She posted career highs in field goal percentage (46.7 percent) and 3-point percentage (41.3 percent), and connected on 80.5 percent of her free throw attempts.

Photo Gallery: Shenise Johnson in 2015 »»

Notable Performance: Johnson’s best overall performance of the regular season came in a July 2 victory over the Washington Mystics. She scored 16 points, pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds, and added four steals, two assists, and a block in 32 minutes of action.

Johnson finished second in voting for the 2015 WNBA Most Improved Player award. She improved her statistical averages from the previous season by 4.9 points, 1.6 rebounds, and one assist per game. Her 3-point shooting accuracy during the regular season (41.3 percent) was good enough for third-best in the WNBA.

Postseason: Johnson’s best performance of the postseason came in the Fever’s series-clinching victory over the Chicago Sky in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on September 21. She scored 22 points by hitting 10-of-15 field goal attempts, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range, and added three rebounds, three assists, and a block in 34 minutes of action.

October 16, 2015 – Shenise Johnson talks with’s Greg Rappaport at the conclusion of her 2015 season with the Indiana Fever.

October 11, 2015 – Highlights of Fever guard Shenise Johnson’s 15 points in Indiana’s 75-69 win over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 4 of the 2015 WNBA Finals.

October 11, 2015 – Fever guard Shenise Johnson swats away Minnesota Lynx guard Anna Cruz’s shot at the rim in the fourth quarter of Indiana’s 75-69 Game 4 victory.

October 9, 2015 – Fever guard Shenise Johnson goes up and under for the basket plus the foul in the first quarter of Game 3 of the 2015 WNBA Finals against the Minnesota Lynx at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

October 11, 2015 – Fever guard Shenise Johnson executes a nice crossover and drives to the rack in the third quarter of Indiana’s 75-69 Game 4 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.