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#2 Temeka Johnson
Position: Guard
Height: 5'3"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Bonnabel HS
Temeka Johnson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/27/2005

2005 Lieberman Award winner
2005 First-team All-America (USBWA)
2005 Second-team All-America (AP)
Senior C.L.A.S.S. All-American
2002, 2003 & 2004 Honorable Mention All-America
2003 Third-team All-America
2004 & 2005 First-team All-SEC
2003 SEC Tournament MVP
2003, 2004 & 2005 First-team All-Louisiana
2003 United States World Championship for Young Women Gold Medal Team

SENIOR SEASON (2004-05) *
Started 127 straight games for the Lady Tigers at point guard ... Was the sixth overall pick in the 2005 WNBA draft by the Washington Mystics ? Owns the school and Southeastern Conference record for career assists with 945 ... Named the Nancy Lieberman Award winner as the nation?s top point guard ? Ended her career ranked 12th in career points at LSU with 1,426 ... Became the SEC?s all-time assist leader with her first assist at Mississippi State on Feb. 6, 2005 ... Became the seventh player in NCAA history to record at least 900 assists and ranks fifth in career assists in NCAA history with 945 ... Is second on LSU?s career games started list with 127 ... Is third in career games played at LSU ... Finished her career ranked sixth in career steals at LSU with 238 ... Was one of 10 finalist for the Bayer Advantage Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award and named one of five Senior C.L.A.S.S. All-Americans ... Finalist for Kodak/WBCA All-America team ... First-team United States Basketball Writers Association All-American ... Second-team Associated Press All-American ... One of the Women?s Wooden Award?s 17 finalists ... Ended the regular season ranked No. 1 in the SEC in both assists and assists to turnover ratio, 15th in steals and 12th in field goal percentage ... Ranked second in the nation in assists ... Poured in a career-high 28 points in LSU?s SEC title clinching game at Arkansas on Feb. 24 ... Dished out a school record 17 assists against Georgia in the SEC Tournament semifinal on Mar. 5 ... Collected five double doubles to end her career with 19 ? Named first-team All-SEC by the coaches and the Associated Press ... Named to the SEC?s All-Tournament team ... Earned First-team All-Louisiana ... Named to the Chattanooga Region All-Regional team ... Is the only player in LSU history to record at least 1,000 points, 500 assists and 500 rebounds in a career.

* Opted to return for a final season at LSU after the NCAA granted her year back after graduating in August of 2004 (was a partial qualifier entering LSU in 2000).

SENIOR SEASON (2003-04)
Started all 35 games at point guard and has a streak of 91 consecutive starts ... Named honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press ... Earned West Regional All-Tournament team ... Named first-team All-SEC by the coaches and second-team by the Associated Press ... Earned first-team All-Louisiana honors ... Became the all-time leader in career assists at LSU at Florida on Feb. 15 and finished the season with 667 career dishes in 93 games ... Was on the Wade Trophy Top 21 list ... Named MVP of the WOMENSCOLLEGESHOOPS.com Classic after averaging 17.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game in the two wins, including recording a double double with 21 points and 12 assists in the championship game against Richmond ... Had 10 double doubles this season (all points-assists) with 21 points and 12 assists against Richmond, 15 points and 12 assists against Temple, 11 points and 11 assists against No. 21 Auburn, 12 points and 11 assists at Arkansas, 20 points and 11 assists at Alabama, 14 points and 15 assists against Arkansas, 16 points and 11 assists at Tennessee, 17 points and 12 assists vs. Austin Peay, 12 points and 12 assists vs. Maryland and 12 points and 13 assists vs. Texas... Was a two-time SEC Player of the Week (Dec. 22 and Feb. 16) ... Ranked first in assists by a senior with 289 ... Broke the NCAA Tournament assist record buy dishing out 50 in five games ... Became the second Lady Tiger in history to record 500 assists in a career, joining current Lady Tigers head coach Pokey Chatman ... Dished out a career-high tying and school record tying 15 assists in the victory over Arkansas on Feb. 12 ... Named to the SEC Good Works Team for her community efforts ... Broke LSU?s single season assist record of 201 held by Brenda McGuffee (1976-77) on Feb. 22 vs. Mississippi State and finished the season with 289 ... Led LSU in scoring in three games and rebounding in eight games ... Finished third on the team in scoring and led the team in assists and steals ... Was one of three finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award as for the nation?s best point guard.

JUNIOR SEASON (2002-03)
Started all 34 games and ended the season having started 56 straight games ... Named the MVP of the 2003 SEC Tournament after scoring a career-high 24 points, collecting nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals against Tennessee in the title game ... Named honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press ... Third-team All-American by www.WOMENSCOLLEGEHOOPS.com ... Third-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press and honorable mention All-SEC by the coaches ... Named first-team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Was a member of the 2003 United States World Championship for Young Women Gold Medal team along with LSU teammate Seimone Augustus ... Finished the season ranked 28th in the nation in assists per game ... Had one double-double with 14 points and 10 assists against Florida Atlantic on Nov. 25 ... Scored in double figures in 14 games, including a 19 at No. 12 Mississippi State on Feb. 9 and 18 against both No. 3 Tennessee on Feb. 23 and No. 20 Santa Barbara on Feb. 15 ... Collected over five rebounds in nine games, including pulling down nine boards against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament title game ... Dished out at least five assists in 24 games, including each of the last five games ... Led LSU in scoring in four games and rebounds in two games ... Averaged close to a triple-double in the NCAA Tournament with 8.8 points, 7.0 assists and 6.3 rebounds over the four games ... MVP of the FIU/Herald Thanksgiving Classic ... Finished the season ranked ninth in career assists at LSU with 378 ... Ended up with the most assists in a season by a junior at LSU with 199 and the fifth most steals by a junior with 69 ... Her 199 assists ranked her second on LSU's single-season list ... Was one of four finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award for point guard of the year.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2001-02)
Played in 22 games, starting 20 ... Did not become eligible until Dec. 15 ... Stepped into the starting role on Dec. 20 against Rice after Kisha James tore her ACL against Mercer ... Named the LSWA Player of the Week for Feb. 26 and March 5 ... Named to the SEC All-Tournament team ... Broke the school record with 15 assists vs. Mississippi ... Has four of the top six single-game assist marks in LSU history ... Led the league in assists per game and assist per league game ... Recorded 13 assists in games against Auburn and Arkansas, the most assists recorded in consecutive games in school history ... Recorded three double-doubles (vs. Auburn, Mississippi State and Tennessee) ... Recorded six double-figure assist games (vs. Mississippi, Florida, Auburn, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Tennessee) ... Her 179 assists ranks her first in sophomore assists in school history and second in a single season in LSU history... Lead the league in assist-to-turnover ratio ... Led the team in scoring in three games and led in rebounding in three games ... Scored a career-high 22 points in the SEC Championship game against Vanderbilt ... Played all 40 minutes in 11 games, including in each of the final eight games ... Scored double figures in six of those final eight games ... Reached double digits in scoring in 14 games ... Had to sit out the 2000-01 season as a partial qualifier.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a USA Today honorable mention All-USA selection ... Helped Bonnabel advance to the state tournament championship game under head coach Lee MacAllister ... Selected Most Valuable Player in the Louisiana All-Star game ... Was a member of the LHSAA women's basketball Sweet 16 all-tournament team ... Named the district Most Valuable Player for three straight season ... Honored as a four-time all-state selection ... Also a three-time all-New Orleans metro selection ... Scored 2,952 points with 1,042 assists in her career ... Recorded a quadruple double in a game with 62 points, 11 assists, 10 steals and 10 rebounds once ... Earned three letters in track.

PERSONAL
Full name is Temeka Rochelle Johnson ... Goes by ?Meek? ... Born Sept. 6, 1982 in New Orleans ... Daughter of Veronica Johnson ... Raised by her grandmother, Jewel Johnson ... Has three siblings: Valencia, Earl and Latifah ... Her uncle Keith Johnson played professional basketball in Russia and Venezuela ... Has an unusual superstition of having to have her ankles taped the same way before every game ... Graduated in August with a degree in general studies.

Career Highs
Points 28 at Arkansas, Feb. 24, 2005
Rebounds 11 at Colorado, March 17, 2002
Field Goals 11 vs. Vanderbilt, March 3, 2002
FG Attempts 20 vs. Vanderbilt, March 3, 2002
3-Pt Field Goals 2 at Southwest Missouri State, Dec. 18, 2004
3-Pt FG Attempts 4 at Georgia, Jan. 25, 2004
Free Throws 12 three times
FT Attempts 15 vs. Tennessee, March 2, 2002
15 vs. Ole Miss, Feb. 26, 2004
Assists 17 vs. Georgia, Mar. 5, 2005
Steals 7 vs.Santa Barbara, Feb. 15, 2003
Blocks 2 vs. Richmond, Dec. 18, 2003
Minutes 50 vs. Santa Barbara, Feb. 15, 2003

 

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