Glory Johnson named WNBA Western Conf. Player of the Week

Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson. Photo courtesy Getty Images.

Glory Johnson earned Player of the Week honors this week for the WNBA’s Western Conference.

Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson.  Photo courtesy Getty Images.

Tulsa Shock’s Glory Johnson. Photo courtesy Getty Images.

This marked the first time a Shock player has received that honor since the franchise moved to Tulsa in 2010.

Johnson recorded two double-doubles last week while averaging 17.3 points and a Western Conference-best 10.0 rebounds as Tulsa recorded a 2-1 mark.

The second-year player scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Tulsa top Chicago, 83-74, on June 20, and added another 14 points and 12 boards as the Shock defeated Seattle, 92-70, on June 22.

Johnson capped the week with a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds in an 88-79 loss at conference-leading Minnesota on June 23. Johnson has scored in double figures in each of the Shock’s 11 games this season.

It is the first Player of the Week honor for Johnson in her young career.