Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson: Forward-Guard

Fun Fact:

Leading up to the NBA Draft, Johnson was ranked as the No. 11 prospect on ESPN’s Big Board.

Bio:

Stanley Johnson, born on May 29th, 1996 in Anaheim, California, was one of the top high school recruits of 2014, ranked by Rivals.com, Scout.com, and ESPN. Playing for Mater Dei High School, Johnson was a four-time CIF State champion. For his college career, the Fullerton native chose to go with Arizona in 2014, where he averaged 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. After only a year, Johnson declared for the NBA draft on April 23rd, 2015, where he was selected by the Detroit Pistons in June of that year, with the eighth overall pick. On November 9th of the 2015 season, he recorded 20 points and 7 rebounds against the Golden State Warriors. On March 8, 2017, he scored a season-high 17 points in a 115–98 loss to the Indiana Pacers, and in January of the following year, Johnson scored a career-high 26 points in a 125–114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Johnson’s best season was the 2017-18 season, where he averaged a career-high 8.7 points to go along with 3.7 rebounds per game. On February 7th, 2019, Stanely Johnson was involved in a three-team trade between the New Orleans Pelicans, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Pistons, in which he was acquired by the Pelicans. He held an average of 5.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while playing for New Orleans. However, on July 11th of 2019, the California born player signed with the Toronto Raptors, where at such a young age, he will have a chance to use his strong defensive play and better refine his offensive game.