Nick Johnson (basketball)
Johnson with the Arizona Wildcats
|No. 14 – Austin Spurs|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|League||NBA G League|
December 22, 1992 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|2014–2015||→Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Nicholas Johnson (born December 22, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the University of Arizona before being drafted 42nd overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2014 NBA draft.
High school career
Johnson attended Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona from 2007 to 2009, before transferring to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada for his junior year. As a junior in 2009–10, he averaged 14.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as he led Findlay to a 32-2 record.
As a senior in 2010–11, he averaged 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game as he led Findlay to a 28-4 record. He was ranked as the No. 40 overall prospect in the country and the No. 8 shooting guard by Rivals.com to go with a scout grade of 96 by ESPN.com. He went on to be named a Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first-team selection.
In his sophomore season, he earned honorable mention Pac-12 All-Defensive Team honors. At the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas, he averaged a team-best 14.0 points to go with 4.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game. In 35 games, he averaged 11.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.9 steals in 31.4 minutes per game.
In his junior season, he earned first-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Defensive team honors, as well as being named the Pac-12 Player of the Year. He finished his career ranked 24th on UA’s scoring list with 1,333 points. In 38 games, he averaged 16.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.1 minutes per game.
On April 15, 2014, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.
Houston Rockets (2014–2015)
On June 26, 2014, Johnson was selected with the 42nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets. On July 25, 2014, he signed with the Rockets after averaging 12.5 points per game during the 2014 NBA Summer League. During his rookie season, he received multiple assignments to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.
On July 20, 2015, the Rockets traded Johnson, Joey Dorsey, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, a 2016 first-round draft pick, and cash considerations to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Ty Lawson and a 2017 second-round draft pick. On October 24, 2015, he was waived by the Nuggets after appearing in six preseason games.
Austin Spurs (2015–2016)
On December 28, 2015, Johnson was acquired by the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. In 34 games for Austin in 2015–16, he averaged 10.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game.
Bayern Munich (2016–2017)
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|
Johnson's father, Joey, and his uncle, Dennis, are both former professional basketball players with the latter being a three-time NBA champion and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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- "Orlando Magic Sign Six Players". NBA.com. September 8, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
- "Orlando Magic Waive Nick Johnson, Ramon Galloway". NBA.com. October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
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- Branch, John (March 20, 2014). "A Father's Legs and an Uncle's Skills". NYTimes.com. Retrieved July 22, 2014.