John Johnson (basketball)

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John Johnson
Personal information
Born (1947-10-18) October 18, 1947 (age 67)
Carthage, Mississippi
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Messmer (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
College Northwest CC (1966–1968)
Iowa (1968–1970)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro career 1970–1982
Position Small forward
Number 32, 27, 34
Career history
19701973 Cleveland Cavaliers
19731975 Portland Trail Blazers
1975–1977 Houston Rockets
1977–1982 Seattle SuperSonics
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 11,200 (12.9 ppg)
Rebounds 4,778 (5.5 rpg)
Assists 3,285 (3.8 apg)
Stats at

John Howard Getty "J.J." Johnson (born October 18, 1947) is a former American basketball player.

Johnson was a 6’7” small forward who played high school basketball at Messmer High School, (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) and collegiately for Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming and for the University of Iowa. Johnson set an Iowa record for points in a season during his senior year, when he averaged 27.9 points per game.[1]

Johnson was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 7th pick of the 1970 NBA Draft. Johnson was also selected in the 1970 ABA Draft by the Texas Chaparrals.[2] He was the franchise's first player to play in an NBA All Star Game.

Johnson went on to have a productive twelve-year NBA career with four teams, making two NBA All-Star Game appearances and scoring 11,200 career points. He also won an NBA championship ring as a key contributor for the 1978-1979 Seattle SuperSonics, where he was reunited with former Iowa Hawkeye teammate Fred Brown.

His son, Mitch, played on the Stanford University basketball team from 2005 to 2008.