Stanley Johnson (basketball)
Johnson with the Pistons in December 2016
|No. 7 – Detroit Pistons|
|Born||May 29, 1996|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)|
|NBA draft||2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|2016||→Grand 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 one season of college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats before being selected eighth overall by the Pistons in the 2015 NBA draft.
High school career
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.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|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: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN:|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #3 Rivals: #4 ESPN: #6|
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. 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.
Detroit Pistons (2015–present)
Johnson entered the 2015 NBA draft as the 11th ranked prospect on ESPN's Top 100 draft board. 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. On June 25, 2015, he was selected with the eighth overall pick by the Pistons. In his debut for the Pistons on October 27, he recorded seven points, four rebounds and three assists off the bench in a 106–94 win over the Atlanta Hawks. On November 9, he recorded 20 points and seven rebounds in a 109–95 loss to the Golden State Warriors. On February 4, while starting at shooting guard in place of the injured Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Johnson scored a season-high 22 points in a 111–105 win over the New York Knicks.
In December 2016, Johnson spent a day with the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League. On March 8, 2017, he scored a season-high 17 points in a 115–98 loss to the Indiana Pacers. On January 30, 2018, he scored a career-high 26 points in a 125–114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. On November 9, 2018, he scored a season-high 22 points in a 124–109 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Awards and honors
- 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)
- 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
- 2× Pac-12 Player of the Week (December 1, 2014; January 19, 2015)
- NCAA Player of the Week (January 19, 2015)
- Wayman Tisdale National Freshmen of the Week (January 18, 2015)
- Wayman Tisdale National Freshmen of the Year Award Finalist
National team career
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.
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. 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. Johnson is the stepson of Easter Johnson, and has two brothers and two sisters.
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- "Stanley Johnson College Stats - College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". SportsReference.com. June 26, 2015.
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- Langlois, Keith (June 26, 2015). "Stan takes Stanley: Johnson a big part of Pistons puzzle at small forward". NBA.com. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- Mayo, David (June 25, 2015). "NBA draft 2015: Detroit Pistons select Arizona's Stanley Johnson with No. 8 pick". MLive. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
- Newberry, Paul (October 27, 2015). "Pistons surprise Hawks on opening night, winning 106-94". NBA.com. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
- Wagaman, Michael (November 9, 2015). "Curry held to season-low 22 in Warriors' win over Pistons". NBA.com. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
- Trister, Noah (February 4, 2016). "Pistons blow 27-point lead, recover to beat Knicks 111-105". NBA.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
- "Detroit Pistons Assign Stanley Johnson, Henry Ellenson and Michael Gbinije to Grand Rapids Drive". NBA.com. December 10, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
- "Pistons' Stanley Johnson: Recalled from D-League". CBSSports.com. December 11, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
- "George's 3rd-quarter flurry sends Pacers past Pistons 115-98". ESPN.com. March 8, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
- "Love breaks hand in Cavaliers' 125-114 loss to Detroit". ESPN.com. January 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
- "Drummond, Johnson pace Pistons to easy win over Hawks". ESPN.com. November 9, 2018. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
- "Arizona Wildcats 2014 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Champions". MauiInvitational.com. November 27, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
- "Arizona's Johnson named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week". Pac-12.com. December 1, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
- Haller, Doug (January 20, 2015). "Pac-12 basketball insider: Stanley Johnson starting to shine". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
- "Player of the Week: Stanley Johnson sparks Arizona". NCAA.com. January 19, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
- "INTEGRIS WAYMAN TISDALE AWARD". SportsWriters.net. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
- "INTEGRIS WAYMAN TISDALE AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED". SportsWriters.net. March 2, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
- "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.
- 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.
- "Stanley Johnson". USAB.com. USA Basketball. Archived from the original on April 23, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
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