Who is She/Her?
Who is Marine Johannes? She was born in Lisieux France and played for France in the FIBA U18 Division A European Championship. It wouldn’t be much later that the world (WNBA, FIBA) would know her name. Like many European basketball players, Ms. Johannes was a pro at a young age. At 20 years old she didn’t break onto the scene destroying the competition, instead she worked for it. Her first couple of seasons with French team USO Mondeville was less than what you would expect from the now star.
Marine Johannes: Tough Times Don’t Last
She struggled to find her game but never allowed her struggles to destroy her dreams and goals. From 2011-2012 to her 2015-2016 season the “Roadrunner” would steadily grow into a dependable and almost un-guardable player. As her minutes increased, so did her output. She would go from averaging 3 points a game to averaging 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists a game during her last season at Mondeville.
Marine Johannes: Keep Climbing
Ms. Johannes would take her show on the road playing for Tango Bourges Basket from 2016- 2019. In typical fashion, Marine started calm and finished as a full-blown storm. Averaging 15 points, 4 assist, and 2 rebounds. She also recorded her first double-double while on her way to becoming a human highlight and a dependable teammate.
Marine Johannes: Growth
Her growth as a player would continue as she signed with LDLC Asvel Feminin in 2019-2020. This time she would make her impact immediately averaging 11 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists a game. Marine would set her season high with 28 points against BLMA Lattes Montpellier. Ms. Johannes would help solidify LBLC (Lyon) as a champion by capturing the title in France, and as a result winning the Match des Champions trophy. This would help propel the Lionesses into the Euro league continuing to build to her resume. Her performance would impress more than her club President and former NBA champion Tony Parker. M.J. would also catch the eyes of the WNBA.
Marine Johannes: The Next Level
But for her next trick she would take her game overseas to America. The “Roadrunner” would sign with the New York Liberty notifying the WNBA of her arrival in style. Her ability to create high quality shots for herself and her teammates was immediate and undeniable. She had flair and confidence, both of which was honed in her home country of France.
Marine Johannes: The RoadRunner
But it was her pace of play that caught our eyes, Marine plays at a high intense pace where she seems like she is a roadrunner that shifts into gears. “Google old cartoon flicks of Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner to get a picture in your head, lol.” Her ability to utilize her quickness mixed with a solid pull up jump shot has made her a player to watch. She would go on to play for the Liberty as well as the Lionesses, and we can’t wait to see more of her.