Wesley Johnson Biography

Wesley Johnson is an American professional basketball player. This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, family, personal life, etc.

Wesley Johnson
Quick Facts

Birthday: July 11, 1987

Nationality: American

Famous: Basketball Players American Men

Age: 32 Years, 32 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Wesley JaMarr Johnson

Born in: Corsicana, Texas

Famous as: Basketball Player

Height: 6'7" (201 cm), 6'7" Males

Family:

father: Robert Johnson

mother: Mary Johnson

U.S. State: Texas

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education: Syracuse University (2009–2010), Iowa State University (2006–2008)

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Wesley Johnson is a professional basketball player, who plays for the popular NBA team, ‘Los Angeles Clippers.’ Wesley has also represented other top NBA teams like ‘Minnesota Timberwolves’ and ‘Los Angeles Lakers.’ He started playing professional basketball from the year 2010, after having played for his school and college teams. Wesley has had a fantastic NBA career so far, as he has featured in more than 500 games for various teams. With an impressive 7.2 points per game on an average, Wesley Johnson is one of the most important players for ‘Los Angeles Clippers.’ In 2010, Wesley was named as ‘Big East Player of the Year’ at the ‘Big East Conference.’

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Wesley Johnson
Childhood & Early Life
  • Wesley JaMarr Johnson was born on July 11, 1987 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, United States of America. He started playing basketball from a very young age and later took his basketball skills to the school he was enrolled at.
  • While studying at ‘Corsicana High School,’ Wesley Johnson became a part of his school’s basketball team. With an average of 15.2 points, 4.3 blocks, and 9.7 rebounds, Wesley became one of the key members of his school team. He also went on to represent ‘Dallas Mustangs’ of ‘The Amateur Athletic Union’ (AAU).
  • In 2006, he was enrolled at ‘Iowa State University of Science and Technology.’ During his freshman year, Wesley was included in the ‘Big 12 all-Rookie Team.’ He became one of the most popular players at ‘Iowa State’ when he helped him team secure a massive win against ‘Missouri.’ He secured 13 rebounds and 14 points in the game and also scored the last point with just 1.6 seconds left on the clock.
  • In 2009, he joined ‘Syracuse University,’ where he represented ‘The Syracuse Orange.’ Wesley was named as the ‘Most Valuable Player’ after helping his team secure a win over ‘The North Carolina Tar Heels.’ He then played crucial roles in his team’s victory over ‘Florida’ and ‘Seton Hall.’
  • On March 9, 2010, he was named as the ‘Big East Player of the Year,’ thanks to his impressive season averages of 8.4 rebounds and 16.0 points. 20 days later, he was included in the ‘All-American team,’ which is an honorary sports team, consisting of the best amateur players.
  • In April 2010, he signed a contract with the popular sports agent Rob Pelinka and declared himself eligible to play in the famous professional basketball league, ‘National Basketball Association’ (NBA).
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Career
  • During the 2010 NBA draft, Wesley was picked up by ‘The Minnesota Timberwolves’ and thus began his journey as a NBA player. He represented ‘Timberwolves’ for two years, during which he had an average of 15 points per game.
  • On July 27, 2012, he was asked to play for ‘The Phoenix Suns’ as part of a three-team deal. Though Wesley helped his team to secure a win over ‘Detroit Pistons’ in his first game, he wasn’t provided with sufficient play time in the subsequent games.
  • However, he became a prominent player for ‘The Suns’ after Lindsey Hunter took over as the team’s head coach. On February 26, 2013, he put up an impressive show against his former team ‘Minnesota Timberwolves’ to help his team secure a win. He then went on to contribute towards his team’s win against rival teams like ‘The San Antonio Spurs’ and ‘Atlanta Hawks.’
  • Wesley left ‘Phoenix Suns’ in 2013 and signed a one-year contract with ‘Los Angeles Lakers.’ He played well for the ‘Lakers’ and became one of the eight players to average at least 1 steal and 1 block per game during his first season for the team. On November 29, 2013, he secured 27 points, 3 blocks, and 6 rebounds to help his team win over ‘The Detroit Pistons.’ On July 28, 2014, his contract with ‘The Los Angeles Lakers’ was extended by a year.
  • In 2015, he secured a one-year contract with ‘The Los Angeles Clippers.’ He played in the team’s season opener and helped ‘The LA Clippers’ secure a win against ‘The Sacramento Kings’ by scoring 3 points and a steal. On July 8, 2016, his contract with the team was extended.
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Personal Life
  • Wesley JaMarr Johnson is close to his siblings, Rhonda Smith and Craig Carroll. In 2012, Wesley became a proud father when his partner gave birth to twin boys, who they named Wesley Jr. and Santana.
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- June 05, 2018

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