Lee Johnson (basketball)

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Lee Johnson
No. 1, 50
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1957-06-16) June 16, 1957 (age 57)
Plumerville, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska)
College McCook CC (1975–1976)
Montana (1976–1977)
Texas A&M–Commerce (1977–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career 1979–1993
Career history
1979–1980 Arrigoni Rieti (Italy)
1980 Houston Rockets
1980 Detroit Pistons
1980–1981 Rochester Zeniths (EPBL)
1981–1984 Seleco / Febal Napoli (Italy)
1984–1987 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
1987–1988 Enichem Livorno (Italy)
1988–1989 Paris Basket Racing (France)
1989–1993 Olympique Antibes (France)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lee Willie Johnson (born 16 June 1957) is a retired American basketball player who played four years at East Texas State University, before being drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1979 NBA Draft. He played only one season in the NBA, with the Rockets and Detroit Pistons. Throughout his career Johnson played with the Rochester Zeniths of the Continental Basketball Association, in Italy, Israel and France, most notably for Arrigoni Rieti with whom he won the 1979-80 Korać Cup, and with Maccabi Tel Aviv from 1984 through 1987.


  • 1980-81 CBA Playoffs MVP, 1980-81 CBA Rookie of the Year.