DeMarco Johnson

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DeMarco Johnson
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1975-10-06) October 6, 1975 (age 39)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school North Mecklenburg
(Huntersville, North Carolina)
College Charlotte (1994–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 1998–2010
Career history
As player:
1998–1999 Sony Milano (Italy)
1999 New York Knicks
1999–2000 Richmond Rhythm (IBL)
2000–2001 Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
2001 Metis Varese (Italy)
2002–2003 Olympiacos B.C. (Greece)
2003–2004 Etosa Alicante (Spain)
2004 Lauretana Biella (Italy)
2004–2005 Tris Rieti (Italy)
2005–2006 Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2006 Panteras del Distrito Nacional (Dominican Republic)
2006–2007 Polaris World Murcia (Spain)
2007 Elitzur Ashkelon (Israel 1)
2007–2008 Geoplin Slovan (Slovenia 1)
2009 Maccabi Rishon LeZion (Israel 1)
2009–2010 Ironi Nahariya (Israel 2)
2009–2010 Vaqueros de Bayamón (Puerto Rico)
As coach:
2010–2011 Providence Day School
2011–present Hampton Pirates (NCAA) (asst.)
Career highlights and awards

DeMarco Antonio Johnson (born October 6, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player and current assistant basketball coach at Hampton University.

Early life[edit]

Johnson graduated from North Mecklenburg High School in 1993. He was an all-county selection in senior year.[1]

College career[edit]

Johnson attended and played collegiately for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He redshirted his freshman year[2] before lettering in basketball for four years and was selected in the All-Freshman team of the Metro Conference. As a sophomore, he was a second-team All-Conference USA selection and then a two-time first-team All-C-USA selection.[3] C-USA also named Johnson player of the year in 1998.[4] He graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.[5] With Johnson, Charlotte appeared in the NCAA post-season tournament in 1995, 1997, and 1998 and was the top regular season Conference USA team in 1995 and 1997.[6]

Professional career[edit]

In the 1998 NBA Draft, he was selected by the New York Knicks with the 9th pick of the 2nd round (38th overall). In his brief NBA career he played in five games for the Knicks in the 1999–2000 season, registering 6 points and 7 rebounds.

Overseas, Johnson played professionally in Italy with Sony Milano (1998–1999), Scavolini Pesaro (2000–2001, 2002), Metis Varese (2001–2002), Lauretana Biella (2004) and Sebastiani Rieti (Serie A2, 2004–2005), in Spain with Etosa Alicante, and in Greece with Olympiacos.[7]

In January 2006, Johnson signed with KK Union Olimpija of Slovenia.[8] In April 2007 he moved to the Israeli league and signed with Elitzur Ashkelon, where he played until the end of the season.[9] In January 2009 he signed with Maccabi Rishon LeZion in the Israeli league.[10] He played in the Israeli team Ironi Nahariya the next season and was waived in January 2010.[11]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2010, Johnson became head coach of the basketball team of Providence Day School in Charlotte. The team won 18 games and made the quarterfinals for the first time since 2007. Johnson became an assistant coach at Hampton University the following year.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Observer Basketball Previous Winners". Charlotte Observer. April 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Nandagiri, Rohith (March 10, 1998). "DeMarco Johnson sends 49ers to the fore". The Daily Cougar (University of Houston). Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "DeMarco Johnson draft profile". NBA. Archived from the original on February 7, 2001. 
  4. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (March 5, 1998). "Brannen's numbers lie". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "DeMarco Johnson". Hampton Pirates. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ Charlotte 49ers index
  7. ^ Olimpija lands DeMarco Johnson, retrieved October 4, 2006
  8. ^ "Union Olimpija signed DeMarco Johnson". NLB. January 3, 2006. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. 
  9. ^ DeMarco Johnson (2006–2007 profile by Israeli League)
  10. ^ DeMarco Johnson (2008–2009)
  11. ^ DeMarco Johnson leaves Ironi Nahariya

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