Johnson while at UNC in 2016
|Born||June 27, 1994|
Orangeburg, South Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Edisto (Orangeburg, South Carolina)|
|College||North Carolina (2012–2016)|
|NBA draft||2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|2016–2018||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2017||→Salt Lake City Stars|
|2017–2018||→Agua Caliente Clippers|
|2018||→Grand Rapids Drive|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jonathan Brice Johnson (born June 27, 1994) is an American basketball player who last played for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for North Carolina, graduating in 2016. He was selected in the first round (25th pick overall) by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2016 NBA draft.
Johnson is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina and attended Edisto High School, where his father was the varsity basketball coach. Johnson's mother, Renee Johnson, died from colon cancer when he was a teenager.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Orangeburg, SC||Edisto HS||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||Oct 26, 2010|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 96|
Johnson's senior season proved to be his most impressive and he collected many accolades. As a senior co-captain, Johnson led the Tar Heels to the outright ACC regular season title, as well as the ACC tournament championship. On January 4, 2016, Johnson scored 39 points and collected 23 rebounds in leading the Tar Heels in a victory over Florida State 106-90. He became the second North Carolina player in its history to score at least 39 points and grab 23 rebounds in a single game, after Billy Cunningham achieved the feat twice in 1964. He was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy on February 11. On March 27, 2016, Johnson set a new North Carolina school record for most double-doubles in a season. He also tied the North Carolina school record for most rebounds in a season with 399, matching Tyler Hansbrough's 2008 season. On March 29, 2016, Johnson was unanimously selected to the Associated Press' 2015-16 All-America team. Johnson finished the 2015-2016 college basketball season with 416 rebounds, setting a new UNC record for most rebounds in a season, passing Tyler Hansbrough. Brice Johnson playing some of his best basketball in college led the Tar Heels with Marcus Paige to the NCAA men's basketball championship game where they fell short to Villanova 77-74 where he put up 14 points and had 8 rebounds.
Los Angeles Clippers (2016–2018)
On June 23, 2016, Johnson was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 25th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. On July 12, 2016, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Clippers. On October 8, 2016, he was ruled out indefinitely due to a herniated disk in his lower back. On February 23, 2017, he made his professional debut in a 123–113 loss to the Golden State Warriors, recording two rebounds in two minutes off the bench. During his rookie season, Johnson had multiple assignments to the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule. On April 10, 2017, he recorded his first 2 points in a 125-96 win over the Houston Rockets.
Memphis Grizzlies (2018)
On January 29, 2018, Johnson, along with Willie Reed and Blake Griffin, was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanović, a future protected first-round draft pick and a future second-round draft pick. On February 8, the Pistons traded Johnson, along with a 2022 second-round draft pick, to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for James Ennis. On March 27, 2018, Johnson was waived by the Grizzlies.
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|
- "Brice Johnson remembers his momma's love every time he puts on his jersey". The Daily Tar Heel. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
- "Brice Johnson Stats". Sports Reference. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
- "ACSMA 2015 All-ACC Basketball Teams Announced". Atlantic Coast Conference. 8 March 2015. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
- Carter, Andrew (March 24, 2016). "From quitter to All-American: The odyssey of UNC's Brice Johnson". The News & Observer. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
- "Brice Johnson scores 39 to lead No. 7 UNC past Florida State". USA Today. Associated Press. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
- Payne, Terrence (February 11, 2016). "Naismith Trophy midseason list announced". Fox Sports. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "UNC's Brice Johnson makes AP All-America team". Associated Press. March 29, 2016. Archived from the original on April 1, 2016. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
- "Clippers select Brice Johnson with No. 25 pick of 2016 NBA draft". SI.com. June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
- "L.A. CLIPPERS SIGN BRICE JOHNSON". NBA.com. July 12, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
- Turner, Broderick (October 8, 2016). "Clippers rookie Brice Johnson out indefinitely because of herniated disk in lower back". LATimes.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
- "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
- "Press Release: L.A. Clippers Acquire Harris, Bradley, Marjanović, First & Second-Round Picks". NBA.com. January 29, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
- "Detroit Pistons acquire Blake Griffin, Willie Reed, Brice Johnson from LA Clippers". NBA.com. January 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
- "Detroit Pistons Acquire Forward James Ennis III". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- "Memphis Grizzlies sign MarShon Brooks to 10-day contract Grizzlies Waive Brice Johnson". NBA.com. March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.