The New York Liberty re-signed Marine Johannes to a multi-year contract as announced early this morning.
The French guard joined the franchise nearly a year ago prior to the 2019 season. As a rookie, Johannes appeared in 19 games averaging seven points in 18 minutes a game. She scored back-to-back 20-plus point performances against Washington and Connecticut.
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"Marine's ability to create highly efficient shots for herself as well as her teammates blends seamlessly with the system our coaching staff plans to implement," said New York Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb per release. "We expect Marine to report to the team at the conclusion of her overseas club obligations and are very excited that she is committed to the Liberty long term."
After only one season competing in the WNBA, it's nice to see Johannes sign a long-term deal to continue to bring her back to the league. The five-foot-ten guard brings a skill set and European style of play that is unique to the league. She truly has the potential to be an up-and-coming star with her versatility and ability to score the basketball. Newly named Liberty head coach, Walt Hopkins, has been highly vocal on his admiration of Johannes and excited about the potential the young guard has.
As a member of the French National Team, Johannes will also compete in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics. She currently plays for French powerhouse Asvel Feminin and is averaging 10 points, four assists and 2.5 rebounds per game for the club.