Johnson, Williams Leading the Way

Johnson, Williams Leading the Way

Three of the best players to come through The U, Shenise Johnson (’12), Beatrice Mompremier (’20) and Riquna Williams (’12) are working their way through the WNBA bubble this season.

Shenise Johnson, Minnesota Lynx

  • Averaging 5.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists this season
  • Paces the Lynx in free throw shooting at a .933 clip from the charity stripe this season
  • Tallied eight points, four rebounds and three assists in Minnesota’s win over Dallas on Aug. 19
  • Went a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe against Phoenix, helping the Lynx to victory on Aug. 21
  • Notched a pair of buckets, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 10 minutes of action on Aug. 23.
  • Missed five games with a hamstring injury


Beatrice Mompremier, Connecticut Sun

  • Averaging 1.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in her rookie campaign
  • Saw four minutes of action against Indiana on Aug. 18, pulling down an offensive board
  • Shot 2-of-4 from the field with three rebounds in Connecticut’s loss to Las Vegas on Aug. 20
  • Tallied a rebound in two minutes of court time on Aug. 22 against New York


Riquna Williams, Los Angeles Sparks

  • Averaging 11.7 points, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game this season, shooting the best field goal percentage of her career at .468
  • Tied for third on the team in steals (1.4) and blocks (0.3) per game and ranks fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (.476).
  • Recorded six points, two rebounds and two assists against Phoenix on Aug. 19
  • Saw six minutes of action against Atlanta, shooting 2-of-3 from the field on Aug. 21


Wednesday, Aug. 26
Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx, 8 p.m. on CBS Sports Network, Spectrum Sportsnet
Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury, 10 p.m. on CBS Sports Network

Friday, Aug. 28
Minnesota Lynx vs. Atlanta Dream, 7 p.m. on Facebook, Fox Sports Southeast – Atlanta
Los Angeles Sparks vs. Connecticut Sun, 8 p.m. on CBS Sports Network, Spectrum Sportsnet

Sunday, Aug. 30
Connecticut Sun vs. Washington Mystics, 4 p.m. on Twitter, NBC Sports Washington
Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury, 6 p.m. on Facebook, Fox Sports North
Los Angeles Sparks vs. Atlanta Dream, 8 p.m. on Facebook, Spectrum Sportsnet