Johnny High

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Johnny High
Personal information
Born (1957-04-25)April 25, 1957
Birmingham, Alabama
Died June 13, 1987(1987-06-13) (aged 30)
Phoenix, Arizona
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Jones Valley (Birmingham, Alabama)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1979–1984
Position Shooting guard
Number 12, 22, 11
Career history
19791984 Phoenix Suns
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,396 (5.1 ppg)
Rebounds 617 (1.9 rpg)
Assists 525 (1.2 apg)
Stats at

Johnny Harold "Sky" High (April 25, 1957 – June 13, 1987) was an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. He spent four seasons with Phoenix and missed only one game in his first three years.[1]

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, High attended high school at Birmingham's Jones Valley High School. He went on to play college basketball at Lawson State Community College and University of Nevada and was selected by Phoenix in the second round of the 1979 NBA draft. During an NBA game against Washington on January 28, 1981, High recorded nine steals.

High died in an early-morning automobile accident on June 13, 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Johnny High." Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Ex-Suns Player Dies After Crash New York Times]
  3. ^ SPORTS PEOPLE; Death of Key Witness New York Times

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