James Johnson (basketball player)

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James Johnson
James Johnson Bulls vs Pacers 2009.jpg
No. 3 – Memphis Grizzlies
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1987-02-20) February 20, 1987 (age 27)
Cheyenne, Wyoming
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Listed weight248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High schoolCheyenne East
(Cheyenne, Wyoming)
CollegeWake Forest (2007–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro playing career2009–present
Career history
20092011Chicago Bulls
2011Iowa Energy
20112012Toronto Raptors
2012–2013Sacramento Kings
2013Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2013–presentMemphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
  • All-ACC Freshman team (2008)
  • 2x third team All-ACC (2008, 2009)
Stats at NBA.com
 
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This article is about the basketball player. For the Virginia Tech coach, see James Johnson (basketball coach).
James Johnson
James Johnson Bulls vs Pacers 2009.jpg
No. 3 – Memphis Grizzlies
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1987-02-20) February 20, 1987 (age 27)
Cheyenne, Wyoming
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Listed weight248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High schoolCheyenne East
(Cheyenne, Wyoming)
CollegeWake Forest (2007–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro playing career2009–present
Career history
20092011Chicago Bulls
2011Iowa Energy
20112012Toronto Raptors
2012–2013Sacramento Kings
2013Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2013–presentMemphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
  • All-ACC Freshman team (2008)
  • 2x third team All-ACC (2008, 2009)
Stats at NBA.com

James Patrick Johnson (born February 20, 1987)[1] is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. He was drafted 16th overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Johnson was the starting power forward for the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University from 2007–2009. He declared his eligibility for the 2009 NBA draft following his sophomore year. Johnson is listed as 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) and 248 lb (112 kg).

He is of African-American and Samoan heritage.[2][3]

High school[edit]

Johnson attended Cheyenne East High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming. During his senior year, he averaged 28 points and nine rebounds per game.[4]

College[edit]

As a freshman at Wake Forest in 2007–08, Johnson had an instant impact, garnering third team All-ACC honors as a freshman and finishing second in the 2008 ACC Rookie of the Year balloting, as he led the Demon Deacons in scoring and rebounding.

As a sophomore, Johnson again led the team in rebounding, leading the team to a 24-5 record and a #1 ranking during the 2008–09 season. He was again named third team All-ACC. Following the season, Johnson declared his eligibility for the 2009 NBA draft.[4]

College statistics[edit]

Season Averages
SeasonTeamGPTSREBASTSTLBLKFG%3P%FT%MINTO
2007–08Wake Forest Demon Deacons3014.68.11.21.41.3.487.280.68929.22.6
2008–09Wake Forest Demon Deacons3115.08.52.01.41.5.542.319.69730.52.4
Totals:6114.88.31.61.41.4.514.295.69229.92.5

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bulls (2009–2011)[edit]

Johnson was drafted 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2009 NBA draft. On July 8, 2009, he signed his first professional contract with the Bulls. On January 27, 2011, Johnson was assigned to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League.[5] On February 14, 2011, he was recalled by the Bulls.[6]

Toronto Raptors (2011–2012)[edit]

On February 22, 2011, Johnson was traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for the 2011 first round pick that they had acquired from the Miami Heat.[7]

Sacramento Kings (2012–2013)[edit]

On July 16, 2012, Johnson was traded to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for a 2014 second round draft pick.[8]

Atlanta Hawks (2013)[edit]

On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[9] However, he was waived on October 21.[10]

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2013)[edit]

In November 2013, he was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[11]

Memphis Grizzlies (2013–present)[edit]

On December 16, 2013, Johnson signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.[12]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2009–10Chicago651111.6.452.326.7292.0.7.3.73.9
2010–11Chicago1309.5.415.222.4621.81.1.6.73.2
2010–11Toronto252528.0.464.240.7074.73.01.01.19.2
2011–12Toronto624025.2.450.317.7044.72.01.11.49.1
2012–13Sacramento541116.3.413.095.5972.71.1.8.95.1
2013–14Memphis52418.4.464.253.8443.22.1.81.17.4
Career2719110000.447.266.7143.21.6.81.06.5

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2010Chicago405.0.000.000.000.3.3.0.0.0
2014Memphis309.3.333.400.7002.0.00.3.06.3
Career706.9.294.333.7001.0.1.1.02.7

Personal life[edit]

Johnson was arrested for domestic assault on June 7, 2014 after allegedly hitting and choking his wife at their home.[13]

References[edit]

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