Darius Johnson-Odom

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Darius Johnson-Odom
No. 8 – Iowa Wolves
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1989-09-28) September 28, 1989 (age 29)
Raleigh, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolWakefield (Raleigh, North Carolina)
College
NBA draft2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Los Angeles Lakers
2012–2013Los Angeles D-Fenders
2013Spartak St. Petersburg
2013Sichuan Blue Whales
2014Springfield Armor
2014Philadelphia 76ers
2014–2015Pallacanestro Cantù
2015Trabzonspor
2016Olympiacos
2016–2017Dinamo Sassari
2017–2018Vanoli Cremona
2018–presentIowa Wolves
Career highlights and awards

Darius Earvin Johnson-Odom[1] (born September 28, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League. In 2009, he transferred to Marquette University from Hutchinson Community College. As a senior, Johnson-Odom was named first-team All-Big East.[2]

Player profile[edit]

Johnson-Odom is listed as a 6'2" tall (1.88 m) and 100 kg (220 lb.) point guard-shooting guard.[3] He was measured at 6'3" tall with shoes on at the 2012 NBA Draft combine.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Johnson-Odom spent three seasons at Marquette University before he was selected 55th overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks, who immediately traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers.[5] Johnson-Odom was assigned to the Lakers' D-League team, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, several times during 2012–13 season.[6]

On January 7, 2013, Johnson-Odom was waived by the Lakers.[7] It was the final day for NBA teams to cut players on non-guaranteed contracts before their contracts became guaranteed for the season. He played four games and had just 6 minutes in total for the Lakers, spending most of his time in the D-League where he was the D-Fenders' leading scorer, averaging 21 points per game.[8]

On January 24, 2013, Johnson-Odom joined Spartak St. Petersburg of Russia for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.[5]

He joined the Boston Celtics for the 2013 Orlando Summer League.[9] On September 25, 2013, he re-signed with the Lakers.[10] However, he was later waived again on October 16.[11] On October 18, 2013, he signed with the Sichuan Blue Whales of China.[12] In November 2013, just four games into the season, he left the Blue Whales.

On January 3, 2014, he was acquired by the Springfield Armor.[13]

On March 14, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.[14] On March 24, 2014, he was not offered a second 10-day contract after his first 10-day contract expired.[15]

On August 2, 2014, he signed with Pallacanestro Cantù of Italy for the 2014–15 season.[16]

On June 14, 2015, Johnson-Odom signed with Trabzonspor of the Turkey for the 2015–16 season.[17] On December 28, 2015, he left Trabzonspor and signed with Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece for the rest of the season.[18]

On June 11, 2016, Johnson-Odom signed with Dinamo Sassari of Italy for the 2016–17 season.[19] On February 1, 2017, he left Sassari and signed with Vanoli Cremona for the rest of the season.[20][21] On September 28, 2017, he re-signed with Cremona.[22]

On September 24, 2018, Johnson-Odom signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[23] This came after it was announced that an Italian anti-doping court suspended him for eight months after he tested positive to a THC test on May 6, 2018.[24] On October 13, 2018, he was waived by the Timberwolves.[25] Johnson-Odom was added to the Iowa Wolves opening night roster.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Marquette 34 22 29.7 .455 .474 .677 2.7 2.4 .9 .2 13.0
2010–11 Marquette 37 35 30.0 .433 .364 .708 3.0 2.4 .8 .2 15.8
2011–12 Marquette 34 33 32.9 .447 .385 .764 3.5 2.7 .9 .1 18.3
Career 105 90 30.8 .443 .402 .722 3.1 2.5 .9 .2 15.7

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 L.A. Lakers 4 0 1.5 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .3 .0 .0 .0
2013–14 Philadelphia 3 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 .7 .3 .3 .0 .0
Career 7 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .9 .3 .1 .0 .0

NBA D-League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Los Angeles 13 13 39.8 .440 .393 .817 5.2 5.2 1.3 .2 21.0
2013–14 Springfield 27 26 35.9 .453 .356 .815 4.4 6.1 1.4 .2 22.0
Career 40 39 37.2 .448 .369 .816 4.7 5.8 1.4 .2 21.7

International Leagues[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 St. Petersburg 13 4 10.3 .418 .200 .692 .9 .9 .3 .0 5.3
2013–14 Sichuan 5 0 30.8 .596 .556 .806 3.4 2.2 .6 .2 20.4
Career 18 4 16.0 .509 .294 .758 1.6 1.2 .4 .1 9.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Medina, Mark (June 29, 2012). "NBA Draft: Darius Johnson-Odom named after Magic Johnson". LATimes.com. Archived from the original on June 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh's Gibbs Selected BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year". bigeast.org. October 19, 2011. Archived from the original on June 29, 2012.
  3. ^ Ντάριους Τζόνσον – Όντομ (in Greek).
  4. ^ DARIUS JOHNSON-ODOM PHYSICALS H: 6'3" 2012 Predraft Measurements Height w/shoes 2012 NBA Draft Combine 6'3".
  5. ^ a b Ex-Laker Johnson-Odom Joins Russian Team
  6. ^ 2012-13 NBA Assignments Archived March 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Lakers Waive Darius Johnson-Odom
  8. ^ Pincus, Eric (January 7, 2013). "Lakers waive Darius Johnson-Odom, keep Robert Sacre". LATimes.com. Archived from the original on January 9, 2013.
  9. ^ A quick look at the Celtics' Summer League roster
  10. ^ Lakers Sign Two Players to Training Camp Roster
  11. ^ Lakers waive Darius Johnson-Odom
  12. ^ Darius Johnson-Odom signs with Sichuan Blue Whales
  13. ^ Armor Acquire Guard Darius Johnson-Odom
  14. ^ Sixers Sign Darius Johnson-Odom
  15. ^ Sixers Sign Guard Casper Ware to 10-day Contract
  16. ^ "LA PALLACANESTRO CANTU' INGAGGIA DARIUS JOHNSON- ODOM". Pallacanestrocantu.com (in Italian). August 2, 2014. Archived from the original on September 13, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  17. ^ "Darius Johnson-Odom moves to Trabzonspor". Sportando.com. June 14, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  18. ^ Olympiacos acquires guard Johnson-Odom
  19. ^ In cabina di regia arriva Darius Johnson-Odom (in Italian)
  20. ^ Dinamo Sassari, Darius Johnson-Odom part ways
  21. ^ Vanoli Cremona signs Darius Johnson-Odom, parts ways with Tu Holloway
  22. ^ Darius Johnson-Odom returns to Vanoli Cremona
  23. ^ "TIMBERWOLVES SIGN DARIUS JOHNSON-ODOM AND JONATHAN STARK". NBA.com. September 24, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  24. ^ "Darius Johnson-Odom suspended 8 months by Italian Antidoping court". Sportando. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  25. ^ "Timberwolves waive Canyon Barry, Darius Johnson-Odom, William Lee and Jonathan Stark". twitter.com. October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  26. ^ Nutting, Seth (November 2, 2018). "Wolves Finalize 2018-19 Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.

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