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Wesley Johnson is an American professional basketball player

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BirthdayJuly 11, 1987
NationalityAmerican
FamousSportspersons, Basketball Players
City/StateTexas
Known asWesley JaMarr Johnson
Universities
  • Syracuse University (2009–2010)
  • Iowa State University (2006–2008)
Birth PlaceCorsicana, Texas
Height201cm
GenderMale
FatherRobert Johnson
MotherMary Johnson
Sun SignCancer
Born inCorsicana, Texas
Famous asBasketball Player

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Who is Wesley Johnson?

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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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).

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.

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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Wesley Johnson biography timelines

  • // 11th Jul 1987
    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.
  • // 2006
    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.
  • // 2009
    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.’
  • // 2010
    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.
  • // 9th Mar 2010
    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.
  • // Apr 2010
    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).
  • // 2012
    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.
  • // 27th Jul 2012
    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.
  • // 26th Feb 2013
    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.’
  • // 2015 To 8th Jul 2016
    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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  • What is Wesley Johnson birthday?

    Wesley Johnson was born at 1987-07-11

  • Where is Wesley Johnson's birth place?

    Wesley Johnson was born in Corsicana, Texas

  • What is Wesley Johnson nationalities?

    Wesley Johnson's nationalities is American

  • What was Wesley Johnson universities?

    Wesley Johnson studied at Syracuse University (2009–2010), Iowa State University (2006–2008)

  • How tall is Wesley Johnson?

    Wesley Johnson's height is 201

  • Who is Wesley Johnson's father?

    Wesley Johnson's father is Robert Johnson

  • Who is Wesley Johnson's mother?

    Wesley Johnson's mother is Mary Johnson

  • What is Wesley Johnson's sun sign?

    Wesley Johnson is Cancer

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    Wesley Johnson is famouse as Basketball Player