Glory Johnson in for Temeka Johnson at Nadezhda Orenburg in EuroLeague Women

Glory Johnson photo: Randy Sartin/US Presswire

Glory Johnson photo: Randy Sartin/US Presswire

Russian club Nadezhda Orenburg has made a switch in their roster for EuroLeague Women, adding American forward Glory Johnson and withdrawing American guard Temeka Johnson.

Up until now Glory Johnson played for Orenburg only in Russian league where there are no limits on American players specifically like there’s in EuroLeague Women where only two players are allowed for each team.

Johnson last season played in EuroCup Women, so next week she should have her EuroLeague Women debut where she will be of great use trying to limit Jantel Lavender who has picked up with Wisla Can-Pack where she left off in the spring with Famila Schio.

Temeka Johnson sat out Orenburg’s previous game. According to local fans she has a back injury that has sidelined her. After the team announced who their new head coach is after he had already coached two games, one would expect Orenburg to mention the reason for Johnson being out sometime in January.

Orenburg looked decent with Cruz and Miller manning the PG position against Sopron, so a new PG might not be imminent, though if it comes to that the potential field of replacements is very small, if not to say a one player.

For Orenburg this appears to be the first roster move in ELW after the start of the season. They still have three more left until March, so it’s entirely possible the Johnsons can get switched back at a later date.