Damian Johnson (basketball)
|Mount Gambier Pioneers|
|League||South East Australian Basketball League|
March 9, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Thibodaux (Thibodaux, Louisiana)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|2010–2011||Oita Heat Devils|
|2014–present||Mount Gambier Pioneers|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school career
Johnson attended Thibodaux High School in Thibodaux, Louisiana and was first team All-state in Louisiana as a senior. He was also the All-Bayou Region Player of the Year in 2005, as well as his conference's defensive player of the year three times-as a sophomore, junior, and senior.
Coming out of Louisiana, Johnson was highly recruited and signed to play with Minnesota in 2005, but instead redshirted the 2005–06 season. As a redshirted freshman in 2006–07, he averaged just 1.6 points per game while averaging only 9.8 minutes per game. As a sophomore in the 2007–08 season, he sprung up the depth charts in Minnesota and scored 7.1 points per game while rising his minutes to 22.6 per game, and he started many of the 34 games he played in. As a junior in 2008–09, he averaged 9.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.9 steals and 2.0 blocks per game in 30 games. As a senior in 2009–10, he averaged 9.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.9 blocks per game in 35 games.
After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Johnson joined the Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2010 NBA Summer League. In August 2010, he signed with the Oita Heat Devils of Japan for the 2010–11 season.
In November 2011, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam. On December 28, 2011, he was waived by the Jam. On December 31, 2011, he was acquired by the Springfield Armor.