Ivan Johnson (basketball)
|No. 44 – Texas Legends|
April 10, 1984 |
San Antonio, Texas
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school||Fox Tech (San Antonio, Texas)|
|College||Cisco JC (2002–2003)
L.A. Southwest JC (2004–2005)
Cal State San Bernardino (2006–2007)
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2007–2008||Anaheim Arsenal (D-League)|
|2008||Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)|
|2008–2009||Changwon LG Sakers (South Korea)|
|2009–2010||Jeonju KCC Egis (South Korea)|
|2010–2011||Erie BayHawks (D-League)|
|2011||Caciques de Humacao (Puerto Rico)|
|2011||Qingdao DoubleStar (China)|
|2013–2014||Zhejiang Golden Bulls (China)|
|2014–present||Texas Legends (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Johnson played college basketball for four different colleges including Cisco Junior College in Texas and Los Angeles Southwest Junior College, where he averaged 22.3 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game as a sophomore. He then transferred to the University of Oregon on a scholarship, but later left as his coach refused to extend his scholarship because of Johnson's "anger management issues".
Johnson began his professional career in the NBA D-League where he played for the Anaheim Arsenal and Rio Grande Valley Vipers from 2007-2008. After that, he played in the Korean Basketball League (KBL) with the Changwon LG Sakers and Jeonju KCC Egis from 2008-2010. He was "banned forever" from the KBL for directing the middle-finger gesture at a referee during the final game of the championship series. After the game, the KBL held a meeting and also decided to fine Johnson US$4,448.
On December 9, 2011, Johnson signed with the Atlanta Hawks. On April 13, 2012, Johnson was sent home and fined an undisclosed amount of money for "conduct detrimental to the team." Just three days later on April 16, 2012, Johnson scored a career high 21 points against the Toronto Raptors.
On September 18, 2012, Johnson signed a one year deal to return to the Hawks.
On July 29, 2014, Johnson signed with the Dallas Mavericks. However, he was later waived by the Mavericks on October 25, 2014. On December 5, 2014, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.
NBA career statistics
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|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|
- "Ivan Johnson - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site". Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- Browne, Rembert. "Who Is Ivan Johnson And How'd He Wind Up With The Hawks? - From Our Editors - SBNation.com". Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- "Ivan Johnson Banned From KBL Forever". Korea Times. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- Schroeder, Scott. "PHOTO: Atlanta Hawks Get Eliminated, Ivan Johnson Uses Middle Finger Again - From Our Editors - SBNation.com". Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- "HAWKS: Hawks Re-Sign Jason Collins, Ink Tracy McGrady and Keith Benson". Retrieved 4 June 2012.
- Vivlamore, Chris. "Update II: Ivan Johnson sent home". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- "Ivan Johnson scored a career-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting". Rotoworld. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
- "Ivan Johnson Game Log". Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- Ivan Johnson signs to play in China
- "Dallas Mavericks sign forward Ivan Johnson". mavs.com. July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- "Mavericks request waivers on Bernard James, Ivan Johnson and Doron Lamb". mavs.com. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
- Legends Acquire Ivan Johnson