James Johnson (basketball player)
|No. 9 – Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
February 20, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||248 lb (112 kg)|
|High school||Cheyenne East
|College||Wake Forest (2007–2009)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|2013–present||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
James Patrick Johnson (born February 20, 1987) is an American professional basketball player. He was drafted 16th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Johnson was the starting power forward for the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University from 2007-2009. He declared his eligibility for the 2009 NBA Draft following his sophomore year. Johnson is listed as 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) and 245 lb (111 kg). During Johnson's senior year at Cheyenne East High School he averaged 28 points and nine rebounds per game.
- 1 College
- 2 NBA career
- 3 NBA career statistics
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Johnson signed with Wake Forest out of Cheyenne East High School in Cheyenne Wyoming, and had an instant impact, garnering third team All-ACC honors as a freshman and finishing second in the 2008 ACC Rookie of the Year balloting. He led the Demon Deacons in scoring and rebounding as a freshman.
As a sophomore, Johnson again led the team in rebounding, leading the team to a 24-5 record and a #1 ranking during the 2008-09 season. He was again named third team All-ACC. Following the season, Johnson declared his eligibility for the 2009 NBA Draft.
|2007-08||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||30||14.6||8.1||1.2||1.4||1.3||.487||.280||.689||29.2||2.6|
|2008-09||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||31||15.0||8.5||2.0||1.4||1.5||.542||.319||.697||30.5||2.4|
Chicago Bulls (2009–2011)
Iowa Energy (2011)
Toronto Raptors (2011–2012)
Sacramento Kings (2012–2013)
Atlanta Hawks (2013)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2013–present)
In November 2013, he was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- 2009 Draft Prospects profile
- Wake Forest profile
- Son of Samoa makes it big at Wake Forest
- "James Patrick Johnson". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- Iowa Energy receive James Johnson from Chicago Bulls
- Johnson rejoins Bulls after NBDL stint
- "Raptors Acquire Johnson From Chicago". NBA.com. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
- "KINGS ACQUIRE JAMES JOHNSON". NBA.com. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-07-16.
- Atlanta Hawks fill up their training camp roster
- Atlanta Hawks waive James Johnson
- VIPERS SELECT JOHNSON AND HUNT IN FIRST ROUND OF NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE DRAFT