Stanley Johnson (basketball)
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Stanley Johnson Basketball
Stanley Johnson
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Johnson with the Pistons in December 2016
No. 7 - Detroit Pistons
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-05-29) May 29, 1996 (age 22)
Anaheim, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolMater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
CollegeArizona (2014-2015)
NBA draft2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career2015-present
Career history
2015-presentDetroit 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.[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)
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:

  • "Arizona 2014 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com.
  • "2014 Arizona Basketball Commits". Scout.com.
  • "2014 Arizona Wildcats Basketball Commitments". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

College career

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

Detroit Pistons (2015-present)

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] 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.[9] On November 9, he recorded 20 points and seven rebounds in a 109-95 loss to the Golden State Warriors.[10] 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.[11]

In December 2016, Johnson spent a day with the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League.[12][13] On March 8, 2017, he scored a season-high 17 points in a 115-98 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[14] On January 30, 2018, he scored a career-high 26 points in a 125-114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[15] On November 9, 2018, he scored a season-high 22 points in a 124-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks.[16]

Career statistics

NBA

Regular season

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

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

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

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[17]
  • 2× Pac-12 Player of the Week (December 1, 2014; January 19, 2015)[18][19]
  • NCAA Player of the Week (January 19, 2015)[20]
  • Wayman Tisdale National Freshmen of the Week (January 18, 2015)[21]
  • Wayman Tisdale National Freshmen of the Year Award Finalist[22]

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.[23]

Personal life

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.[24] 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.[24][25] Johnson is the stepson of Easter Johnson, and has two brothers and two sisters.[25]

References

  1. ^ Medina, Mark (May 15, 2015). "NBA Draft: Stanley Johnson called training with Kobe Bryant the "hardest workouts of my life"". DailyNews.com. Retrieved 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 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 2015.
  5. ^ Ford, Chad. "Chad Ford's Top 100". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Amato, Laura (July 4, 2015). "Stanley Johnson: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Langlois, Keith (June 26, 2015). "Stan takes Stanley: Johnson a big part of Pistons puzzle at small forward". NBA.com. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ Mayo, David (June 25, 2015). "NBA draft 2015: Detroit Pistons select Arizona's Stanley Johnson with No. 8 pick". MLive. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ Newberry, Paul (October 27, 2015). "Pistons surprise Hawks on opening night, winning 106-94". NBA.com. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ Wagaman, Michael (November 9, 2015). "Curry held to season-low 22 in Warriors' win over Pistons". NBA.com. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ Trister, Noah (February 4, 2016). "Pistons blow 27-point lead, recover to beat Knicks 111-105". NBA.com. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Detroit Pistons Assign Stanley Johnson, Henry Ellenson and Michael Gbinije to Grand Rapids Drive". NBA.com. December 10, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ "Pistons' Stanley Johnson: Recalled from D-League". CBSSports.com. December 11, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "George's 3rd-quarter flurry sends Pacers past Pistons 115-98". ESPN.com. March 8, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "Love breaks hand in Cavaliers' 125-114 loss to Detroit". ESPN.com. January 30, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "Drummond, Johnson pace Pistons to easy win over Hawks". ESPN.com. November 9, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "Arizona Wildcats 2014 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Champions". MauiInvitational.com. November 27, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  18. ^ "Arizona's Johnson named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week". Pac-12.com. December 1, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  19. ^ Haller, Doug (January 20, 2015). "Pac-12 basketball insider: Stanley Johnson starting to shine". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2015.
  20. ^ "Player of the Week: Stanley Johnson sparks Arizona". NCAA.com. January 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  21. ^ "INTEGRIS WAYMAN TISDALE AWARD". SportsWriters.net. Retrieved 2015.
  22. ^ "INTEGRIS WAYMAN TISDALE AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED". SportsWriters.net. March 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  23. ^ "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 2014.
  24. ^ 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 2014.
  25. ^ a b "Stanley Johnson". USAB.com. USA Basketball. Archived from the original on April 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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