Stanley Johnson (basketball)

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Stanley Johnson
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Johnson with the Pistons in December 2016
No. 7 – Detroit Pistons
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1996-05-29) May 29, 1996 (age 22)
Anaheim, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
College Arizona (2014–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015–present Detroit Pistons
2016Grand Rapids Drive
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Stanley Herbert Johnson Jr. (born May 29, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats, and earned All-American honors in his freshman year. After the season, he declared himself eligible for the 2015 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining three years of college eligibility. He was selected eighth overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2015 NBA draft.

High school career[edit]

A native of Fullerton, California, Johnson was one of the top high school recruits of 2014 by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN. He was a four-time CIF State champion at Mater Dei High School. He played in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, 2014 Jordan Brand Classic and the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit. He was also a 2014 USA Today first team All-USA Boys Basketball Team selection.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Stanley Johnson
F/G
Santa Ana, CA Mater Dei High School 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 237 lb (108 kg) Nov 15, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #3   Rivals: #4  ESPN: #6
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Arizona in 2014–15, Johnson was voted first-team All-Pac-12, and was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.[2] He started all 38 games he played for the Wildcats, averaging 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 28.4 minutes per game.[3]

On April 23, 2015, Johnson declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his remaining three years of college eligibility.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Pistons (2015–present)[edit]

Johnson entered the 2015 NBA draft as the 11th ranked prospect on ESPN's Top 100 draft board.[5] He reportedly refused to attend a pre-draft workout hosted by the Charlotte Hornets, in hope of being drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the eight overall pick, or the Miami Heat with the 10th selection.[6] On June 25, 2015, he was selected with the eighth overall pick by the Pistons.[7][8] On July 22, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Pistons after averaging a team-high 16.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks in five summer league games.[9] On October 27, he made his debut for the Pistons, recording 7 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists off the bench in a 106–94 win over the Atlanta Hawks.[10] On November 9, he had a then season-best game with 20 points and 7 rebounds in a loss to the Golden State Warriors.[11] On January 14, 2016, he scored a team-high 19 points off the bench in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.[12] On February 4, while starting at shooting guard in place of the injured Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Johnson recorded a season-high 22 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in a 111–105 win over the New York Knicks.[13] The Pistons finished the regular season as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 44–38 record, earning a playoff berth for the first time since 2009. However, in their first-round series against the first-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pistons were swept 4–0.

On December 10, 2016, Johnson was assigned to the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League.[14] He was recalled the next day.[15] On March 8, 2017, he had a season-high 17 points in the Pistons' 115–98 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[16]

On January 21, 2018, Johnson scored a then season-high 18 points in 26 minutes in a 101–100 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.[17] On January 30, 2018, he scored a career-high 26 points in a 125–114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[18]

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

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Detroit 73 6 23.1 .375 .307 .784 4.2 1.6 .8 .2 8.1
2016–17 Detroit 77 1 17.8 .353 .292 .679 2.5 1.4 .7 .3 4.4
2017–18 Detroit 69 50 27.4 .375 .286 .772 3.7 1.6 1.4 .3 8.7
Career 219 57 22.6 .370 .295 .760 3.4 1.5 .9 .2 7.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Detroit 4 0 20.3 .522 .600 1.000 4.0 .0 .3 .0 8.0
Career 4 0 20.3 .522 .600 1.000 4.0 .0 .3 .0 8.0

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Arizona 38 38 28.4 .446 .371 .742 6.5 1.7 1.5 .4 13.8

Awards and honors[edit]

High school
  • First-team HS All-American USA Today (2014)
  • 4× CIF Division I state champion (2011–2014)
  • MaxPreps.com High School National Player of the Year (2014)
  • California Mr. Basketball (2014)
  • All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I first team (2012)
  • ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports California Sophomore of the Year (2012)
  • MaxPreps.com Freshman All-America honorable mention (2011)
  • CIF All-state first team (2011, 2012)
  • CIF All-league first team (2012)
College
  • Julius Erving Award (2015)
  • All-Freshman All-American Team USBWA (2015)
  • Pac-12 Tournament All-Tournament Team (2015)
  • District IX All-District Team USBWA (2015)
  • Third-team USA Today All-American (2015)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2015)
  • Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year (2015)
  • All-Pac-12 Freshman team (2015)
  • 2014 Maui Invitational MVP, All-Tournament Team[19]
  • 2× Pac-12 Player of the Week (December 1, 2014; January 19, 2015)[20][21]
  • NCAA Player of the Week (January 19, 2015)[22]
  • Wayman Tisdale National Freshmen of the Week (January 18, 2015)[23]
  • Wayman Tisdale National Freshmen of the Year Award Finalist[24]

National team career[edit]

Johnson earned gold medals in the 2011 FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship, 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and 2014 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship. Johnson served as captain of the 2014 team and earned MVP of the 2014 tournament.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson was born in Anaheim, California to Karen Taylor and Stanley Johnson Sr. His parents divorced and his father remarried. Johnson was the couple's only child, and he was raised by his mother in Fullerton.[26] His mother played college basketball for Jackson State, where she was inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame in 2009; she also played professionally in Europe.[26][27] Johnson is the stepson of Easter Johnson, and has two brothers and two sisters.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Medina, Mark (May 15, 2015). "NBA Draft: Stanley Johnson called training with Kobe Bryant the "hardest workouts of my life"". DailyNews.com. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2014-15 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Honors". Pac-12.com (Press release). March 9, 2015. Archived from the original on March 9, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Stanley Johnson College Stats - College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". SportsReference.com. June 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ Feldman, Dan (April 24, 2015). "Arizona's Stanley Johnson, last probable lottery pick to declare, headed to NBA draft". NBCSports.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ Ford, Chad. "Chad Ford's Top 100". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Amato, Laura (July 4, 2015). "Stanley Johnson: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ Langlois, Keith (June 26, 2015). "Stan takes Stanley: Johnson a big part of Pistons puzzle at small forward". NBA.com. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ Mayo, David (June 25, 2015). "NBA draft 2015: Detroit Pistons select Arizona's Stanley Johnson with No. 8 pick". MLive. Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Detroit Pistons Sign First-Round Pick Stanley Johnson". NBA.com. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ Newberry, Paul (October 27, 2015). "Pistons surprise Hawks on opening night, winning 106-94". NBA.com. Retrieved October 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ Wagaman, Michael (November 9, 2015). "Curry held to season-low 22 in Warriors' win over Pistons". NBA.com. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ Bailey, Clay (January 14, 2016). "Chalmers' leaner lifts Grizzlies over Pistons 103-101". NBA.com. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  13. ^ Trister, Noah (February 4, 2016). "Pistons blow 27-point lead, recover to beat Knicks 111-105". NBA.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Detroit Pistons Assign Stanley Johnson, Henry Ellenson and Michael Gbinije to Grand Rapids Drive". NBA.com. December 10, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Pistons' Stanley Johnson: Recalled from D-League". CBSSports.com. December 11, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  16. ^ "George's 3rd-quarter flurry sends Pacers past Pistons 115-98". ESPN.com. March 8, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Dinwiddie basket in last second, Nets beat Pistons 101-100". ESPN.com. January 21, 2018. Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  18. ^ "Love breaks hand in Cavaliers' 125-114 loss to Detroit". ESPN.com. January 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018. 
  19. ^ "Arizona Wildcats 2014 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Champions". MauiInvitational.com. November 27, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Arizona's Johnson named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week". Pac-12.com. December 1, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  21. ^ Haller, Doug (January 20, 2015). "Pac-12 basketball insider: Stanley Johnson starting to shine". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Player of the Week: Stanley Johnson sparks Arizona". NCAA.com. January 19, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  23. ^ "INTEGRIS WAYMAN TISDALE AWARD". SportsWriters.net. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  24. ^ "INTEGRIS WAYMAN TISDALE AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED". SportsWriters.net. March 2, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  25. ^ "USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team Claims 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship Gold Medal With 113-79 Victory Over Canada". USAB.com. USA Basketball. June 24, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  26. ^ a b Sondheimer, Eric (March 15, 2014). "Mater Dei's Stanley Johnson Jr. goes full-throttle on basketball court". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on April 23, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  27. ^ a b "Stanley Johnson". USAB.com. USA Basketball. Archived from the original on April 23, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 

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