Ron Johnson (basketball)
July 20, 1938|
|Died||February 1, 2015
St. Cloud, Minnesota
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||New Prague (New Prague, Minnesota)|
|NBA draft||1960 / Round: 2 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|1960–1961||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Ronald F. "Ron" Johnson (July 20, 1938 – February 1, 2015) was a National Basketball Association (NBA) player. Johnson played at New Prague (Minn.) High School where he became Minnesota's first boys’ high school basketball player to score 2,000 career points (2,190) when he graduated in 1956.
As a junior at the University of Minnesota, Johnson was selected to the AP All-American third team. In his senior season, Ron was selected to the NABC All-American third team. He played in the East-West college all-star game at New York City's Madison Square Garden in 1960. Johnson finished his collegiate career with 1,335 points (19.7 points per game average).
Johnson was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the fourth pick in the second round of the 1960 NBA Draft. On December 15, 1960, he was sold from the Pistons to the Los Angeles Lakers. In his one NBA season, Ron averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.
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- "NCAA College Basketball AP All-American teams". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "All-America - Division I (1960's)". nabc.org. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "Ron Johnson NBA statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "Former Gophers star Johnson dies at 76". St. Cloud Times. February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.