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WNBA News: Despite still rehabbing knee, Johnson signs with Indiana

Indiana has made another move as we inch closer to the season starting.

Connecticut Sun v Indiana Fever Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images

Indianapolis, IN — Indiana Fever Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman announced today that six-year veteran Shenise Johnson has signed a free agent contract to return to the team.

“I am ecstatic Shenise will continue with our Fever family,” said Chatman. “She’s such a dynamic player, that continues to grow her game each and every year. Her efficiency and ability to play multiple positions on both ends of the floor make her invaluable.”

Johnson’s versatility helped Indiana to the WNBA Finals in 2015. The 5-11 shooting guard averaged 10.6 points per game in the last three seasons for the Fever after being acquired in a San Antonio trade prior to 2015.

Johnson anticipates a full recovery and return at some point in the 2018 WNBA season. She sustained a torn ACL injury during practice last July. The Fever suffered from her loss by winning just two of their final 18 games.

At the time of her injury, the University of Miami graduate was averaging 11.3 points per game. The fifth overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft, Johnson has a history of setting records. In 2016, she set a Fever record and led the league in free throw percentage (.938), while finishing with 40 consecutive made free throws.