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Atlanta Dream Sign Free-Agent Forward Glory Johnson

February 13, 2020 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Atlanta Dream News Release

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Dream have signed two-time WNBA All-Star Glory Johnson, the team announced on Thursday.

Per team policy, no details were released.

Johnson, a 6-3 forward out of Tennessee, was chosen fourth overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft, and played her first seven seasons in the league with the Dallas/Tulsa franchise.

"I want to welcome Glory, her twin daughters, Ava Simone and Solei Diem, and rest of the Johnson family to Atlanta," Head Coach Nicki Collen said.

She is a two-time WNBA All-Star (2013, 2014) and was named to the 2012 WNBA All-Rookie Team after an impressive breakout season. Johnson missed the 2015 season to give birth to twins before returning in 2016 to become the first WNBA player to be a part of the 20-20 club since 2013, scoring 23 points with 22 rebounds in a 77-74 win against Phoenix on July 5.

Johnson has scored at least 200 points in each of her seven seasons in the league. She is one of only 10 active players in the WNBA with at least 2,000 career points and 1,500 career rebounds, and one of only two players in history to have reached those milestones with fewer than 400 career turnovers.

"I am incredibly excited to coach Glory," Collen said. "Her toughness and desire to compete at both ends of the floor makes her a great fit for our Dream roster. She came into this league as an incredible athlete who scored mainly around the basketball but has added a consistent 3 point shot. Her ability to rebound, handle the ball, and defend multiple positions gives us a versatile weapon to utilize in a variety of fun ways."

Prior to being drafted, Johnson recorded 36 double-doubles in four years at Tennessee under legendary head coach Pat Summitt. She led the Lady Vols to two regular season SEC Championships and three SEC Tournament titles.

TRANSACTION: Atlanta Dream sign unrestricted free agent Glory Johnson to a contract.

2020 Dream season and group tickets are on sale now. Visit www.atlantadream.net or call 877-977-7729 for more information.

The Atlanta Dream will tip-off their 13th season in the WNBA on May 15, 2020. Atlanta holds the No. 4 pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. The organization, who will play its home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park, has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 12 seasons.

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