DerMarr Johnson

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DerMarr Johnson
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1980-05-05) May 5, 1980 (age 34)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Maine Central Institute
(Pittsfield, Maine)
College Cincinnati (1999–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2002 Atlanta Hawks
2003 Long Beach Jam
2003–2004 New York Knicks
2004–2007 Denver Nuggets
2007 Pallacanestro Treviso
2007 Austin Toros
2007–2008 San Antonio Spurs
2009–2010 Jiangsu Dragons
2010 Leones de Ponce
2010–2011 Hekmeh
2011 Bukaros
2012 Barako Bull Energy
2013 Libertad Sunchales
2013–2014 Guaros de Lara
2014 Fuerza Regia
Career highlights and awards

DerMarr Miles Johnson (born May 5, 1980) is an American professional basketball player.

Johnson was a consensus McDonald's, Parade Magazine and USA Today high school All-American as well as Parade's National High School Player of the Year as a senior in 1999. After attending the University of Cincinnati with future NBA players Kenyon Martin, Kenny Satterfield and draftee Steve Logan, he was selected sixth overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2000 NBA Draft. In two seasons with the team he averaged 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. On September 13, 2002, Johnson's blue Mercedes-Benz S600 crashed into a tree and caught fire;[1][2] one of three occupants, none of whom were determined to be driving,[1][2] he cracked four vertebrae in his neck,[1][2] nearly causing paralysis.[3] Fitted to a halo brace during his recovery,[4] Johnson was subsequently sidelined for the entire 2002-03 NBA season, and questions surfaced regarding him ever playing again. Johnson's miraculous return to the league began in October 2003 when he signed with the Phoenix Suns only to be waived two weeks later without ever having played a game for them. He then moved on to the American Basketball Association's Long Beach Jam where he played 19 games, before rejoining the NBA, signing a contract with the New York Knicks. The following season, in 2004-05, Johnson rejuvenated his career with the Denver Nuggets, participating in 71 games, and averaging 7.1 points on 49.9 percent field goal shooting. During the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, Johnson averaged 5 points on 40 percent shooting in 97 games.

Johnson reportedly signed with Italian team Pallacanestro Treviso in August 2007,[5] but quickly jumped back to the NBA Developmental League's San Antonio affiliate Austin Toros. Johnson averaged 15.8 points and 6 rebounds in 10 games with the Toros. On December 29 he signed with the San Antonio Spurs after they waived rarely used rookie combo guard Marcus Williams.[6] But on January 7, 2008, Johnson was released from San Antonio Spurs. He was again re-signed by the Spurs, in April.[7] In October 2010 Johnson signed with Hekmeh in Lebanon.[8] Johnson then signed with the Colombian League team Bukaros in September 2011. In 2012, he played for Barako Bull Energy in the Philippines. He then played in Argentina and Venezuela.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson's godbrother is NBA forward Michael Beasley.[citation needed]

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
2000–01 Atlanta 78 21 16.8 .374 .323 .736 2.3 .8 .6 .4 5.1
2001–02 Atlanta 72 46 24.0 .396 .360 .810 3.4 1.1 .9 .8 8.4
2003–04 New York 21 1 13.7 .371 .361 .903 1.9 .5 .4 .3 5.4
2004–05 Denver 71 40 17.4 .499 .358 .792 2.1 1.1 .6 .3 7.1
2005–06 Denver 58 21 15.9 .431 .350 .810 1.7 .9 .4 .4 6.1
2006–07 Denver 39 7 10.7 .325 .216 .762 1.5 .4 .4 .3 3.5
2007–08 San Antonio 5 0 5.6 .500 .333 .000 .2 .2 .2 .0 3.4
Career 344 136 17.2 .411 .336 .789 2.2 .9 .6 .4 6.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 New York 3 0 5.7 .000 .000 .000 .7 .7 .0 .3 .0
2004–05 Denver 4 2 19.5 .550 .364 1.000 2.0 .8 .5 .5 7.3
2005–06 Denver 3 0 11.3 .231 .100 .000 3.3 .7 .0 .3 2.3
Career 10 2 12.9 .368 .208 1.000 2.0 .7 .2 .4 3.6

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