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Shenise Johnson quits overseas play after being attacked

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Stars guard Shenise Johnson has returned home to the states following an attack in Turkey. (Photo by FIBA Europe / Nadezhda)
Stars guard Shenise Johnson has returned home to the states following an attack in Turkey. (Photo by FIBA Europe / Nadezhda)

During the WNBA offseason, several WNBA players go overseas to continue playing basketball. However, for San Antonio Stars guard Shenise Johnson – she came home sooner than expected under extreme circumstances.

Johnson has left Istanbul Universitesi BGD in Turkey after being attacked by a Turkish basketball agent over the weekend, it has been confirmed.

According to SIG Sports, Johnson suffered multiple injuries to her face, head, and body. She was also taken to the hospital for multiple stitches to be put on her mouth. The attackers then made threats to Johnson’s life, which have been forwarded to Turkish police. The San Antonio Stars guard is already back home in the states.


Johnson averaged 16.1 points per game along with 6.9 rebounds in the Turkish league.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.

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  1. I didn’t know such a thing happen to shanise johnson, what a shame, whoever did this should be put in jail. She is a very special basketball player.

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