Alexander Johnson

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Alexander Johnson
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Power forward
Personal information
Born (1983-02-08) February 8, 1983 (age 31)
Albany, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Dougherty
(Albany, Georgia)
College Florida State (2003–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 Memphis Grizzlies
2007–2008 Miami Heat
2008–2009 Brose Baskets
2009-2010 Dongguan Leopards
2010 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2011–2012 Seoul SK Knights
2012–2013 Liaoning Hengye Jaguars

Alexander Canterell Johnson (born February 8, 1983) is an American professional basketball player. He plays the power forward position.

High school/College[edit]

Johnson attended Dougherty Comprehensive High School in Albany, Georgia, and played collegiately at Florida State for three seasons.[1]

A tough, athletic inside player with a 40-inch (1,000 mm) vertical leap,[2] he averaged 13.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.0 block per game for the Seminoles during the 2005–06 season, his last.

NBA career[edit]

Johnson was selected by the Indiana Pacers 45th overall in the 2006 NBA Draft, after declaring for the draft in his junior season. His draft rights were traded to the Portland Trail Blazers and subsequently the Memphis Grizzlies on draft day. He played in 59 games during the 2006–07 season for the Grizzlies, averaging 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.[1]

On August 24, 2007, Johnson signed with the Miami Heat[1] and appeared in 43 games (six starts) for Miami during the campaign, averaging 4.2 points and 2.2 rebounds, in 12.8 minutes per game.

On June 23, 2008, the Miami Heat announced that they had requested waivers on Johnson. Two months later, he signed with Brose Baskets of Bamberg, Germany.[3][4]

Johnson later played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League.[5]

CBA career[edit]

In 2012, he signed with the Liaoning Hengye Jaguars of China.[6] In the team's second game of the 2012–13 CBA season, Johnson tallied a double-double by scoring 23 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.[7] He continued his form by tallying another double-double (21 points, 10 rebounds) in a road loss to the Shandong Lions.[8]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games 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]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Memphis 59 19 12.8 .538 .000 .661 3.1 .3 .4 .6 4.4
2007–08 Miami 43 6 12.8 .488 .000 .687 2.2 .3 .3 .2 4.2
Career 102 25 12.8 .517 .000 .672 2.7 .3 .4 .4 4.3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Heat sign ex-Grizzlie Johnson; ESPN, 24 August 2007
  2. ^ Sports Illustrated 2006 Draft profile
  3. ^ Alexander Johnson to Brose Baskets; The Hoop, 14 September 2008
  4. ^ Bamberg completes roster with Alexander Johnson; EuroCup Basketball, 15 September 2008
  5. ^ Alexander Johnson D-League profile.
  6. ^ Niubball.com - Teams
  7. ^ [1]. Retrieved: December 1st, 2012.
  8. ^ [2], Shandong maintains win streak. Retrieved: December 6th, 2012.

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