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Glory follows Shelley’s path: to join Summitt, Lady Vols

Glory Johnson’s major college basketball path is following in the same direction as her Webb School of Knoxville head coach.

The 6-foot-3 high school All-American and Division II Miss Basketball 2007 signed National Letter of Intent papers with Pat Summitt and the Tennessee Lady Vols during a signing ceremony in Webb’s Lee Athletics Center Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Shelley Sexton-Collier, Lady Spartans head coach and former Lady Vol player for coach Summitt, made it clear she did not try to push Johnson to UT.

“I hope I’ve been a good sounding board, helping her weed through what’s important to her and not important to her,” Sexton-Collier said. “I’m excited for her, I think she made a great choice. … She wanted to be part of a program that had great tradition.” About Johnson, “Glory is the type person that’s team-oriented,” the coach said. “The way she’s helped our basketball program has just been unbelievable.”

Sexton-Collier said Johnson could play shooting guard, small forward or power forward as a Lady Vol.

“I’m excited about how much Glory’s going to even improve beyond high school. … The sky’s the limit with her. Skill-wise, she’s just a tremendous athlete. She’s the most athletic person I’ve seen. She can take over defensively. … She can guard a guard or she can guard a post. She’s very explosive offensively off the dribble.”

Johnson led Webb to its first-ever state title last season, winning the Division II crown.


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