Mickey Johnson

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Mickey Johnson
No. 8, 43
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1952-08-31) August 31, 1952 (age 61)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (208 cm)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Lindblom Technical (Chicago, Illinois)
College Aurora (1970–1974)
NBA draft 1974 / Round: 4 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro playing career 1974–1986
Career history
19741979 Chicago Bulls
19801982 Milwaukee Bucks
1982–1983 New Jersey Nets
1983–1984 Golden State Warriors
1985–1986 New Jersey Nets
Career NBA statistics
Points 12,748 (14.1 ppg)
Rebounds 6,465 (7.2 rpg)
Assists 2,677 (3.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Wallace Edgar "Mickey" Johnson (born August 31, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American NBA basketball player.

Career[edit]

After graduating from Chicago's Lindblom High School and playing collegiately at tiny Aurora College, the 6' 10" forward/center was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth round of the 1974 NBA Draft. The Blazers immediately traded Johnson to the Chicago Bulls, with whom he averaged just 3.8 points per game as a rookie. Johnson quickly improved, however, and he moved into the Bulls' starting lineup during the middle of his second season. A versatile scorer and aggressive rebounder, he averaged 17.3 points and 10.2 rebounds in 1976–77; the following season, he averaged 18.3 points and 9.1 rebounds. In 1979, he signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers, averaging a career-high 19.1 points during his first and only season with that club. He also played for the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets and Golden State Warriors during his career, and he retired in 1986 with 12,748 career points and 6,465 career rebounds.

He later became the head men's basketball coach at Malcolm X College in Chicago.[1]

Family[edit]

Mickey Johnson is the uncle of journeyman NBA forward Linton Johnson.[2]

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