NBA Years: 4
Signed by the Lakers as a free agent on July 15, 2013.
Appeared in 50 games (21 starts) with Phoenix, averaging 8.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 19.1 minutes ... As a starter, averaged 13.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 29.2 minutes ... Scored in double-figures 17 times including three 20+ point games ... Recorded 14 points, a career-high nine rebounds, three assists and two steals 2/26 vs. Minnesota ... Totaled 14 points, a career-high nine rebounds and two steals 3/18 vs. LA Lakers ... Posted seven points and a season-high four assists 3/22 vs. Minnesota ... Finished with 21 points (season-high five 3FGM), five rebounds and two steals 3/24 vs. BKN ... Scored a season-high 22 points (8-16 FG) while posting a season-high three steals 3/27 at Utah ... Scored 20 points (7-15 FG) 4/3 at LA Clippers ... Posted 12 points, seven rebounds and a season-high two blocks 4/15 vs. Houston.
Selected by Minnesota with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft ... Acquired by Phoenix from Minnesota on July 27, 2012 along with a protected 2013 first-round pick in a three-team trade in which the Suns also received Brad Miller and Jerome Dyson from New Orleans while sending Robin Lopez (signed-and-traded), Hakim Warrick and cash considerations to New Orleans and a 2014 second-round pick to Minnesota (New Orleans sent second-round picks in 2013 and 2016 to Minnesota) ... Scored 25 points in the 2011 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles … As a rookie, appeared in a team-high 79 games (63 starts) and ranked sixth among rookies in scoring (9.0), third in three-point accuracy (35.6 percent), sixth in steals (0.73), third in blocks (0.68) and sixth in minutes played (26.2) … Made a Minnesota franchise rookie-record 103 three-pointers … Scored a career-high 29 points 3/18/11 at LA Lakers ... Owns eight career 20+ point games.
Appeared in 65 games (team-high 64 starts) with Minnesota, averaging 6.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 22.6 minutes ... Shot 39.8 percent overall for the season from the field but shot 45.1 percent in the month of April (13 games) … Shot 31.4 percent from three-point range overall, but converted 40.7 percent (35-of-86) of his three-point field goal attempts after the All-Star break … Scored 10+ points nine times ... Led team in blocked shots (48) ... Recorded 11 points, a career-high tying four steals and season-high three blocks 3/9 vs. LA Lakers ... Scored a season-high 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-4 3FG) 3/7 vs. Portland … Totaled 10 points and a season-high eight rebounds 2/3 at New Jersey … Posted nine points and a season-high eight rebounds 1/13 at New Orleans ... Scored 14 points (6-6 FG) 1/2 vs. San Antonio ... Missed one game due to illness (1/23).
Appeared in a team-high 79 games (63 starts) with Minnesota, ranking 8th among rookies in scoring (9.0 ppg), 6th in three-point accuracy (35.6%), 10th in steals (0.73 spg), 7th in blocks (0.68 bpg) and 6th in minutes played (26.2 mpg) … Established a new rookie franchise record with 103 three-point field goals made on the season ... Scored a career-high 29 points (11-21 FG) 3/18 at LA Lakers (most by a Timberwolves rookie since 1996) … Led team in scoring four times ... Scored 20+ points five times ... Posted 20 points and a season-high tying eight rebounds 3/1 vs. LA Lakers ... Recorded a season-high four steals 2/27 vs. Golden State … Scored 22 points (10-19 FG) 2/25 vs. New Orleans ... Recorded 13 points, six rebounds and a career-high four blocked shots 2/8 at Houston ... Scored 24 points (8-12 FG, 6-8 3FG) 12/27 vs. New Orleans including a franchise rookie-record tying six three-point field goals made ... Totaled 17 points and a career-high tying five assists 12/15 at Phoenix ... Scored 20 points (8-9 FG) 12/4 vs. Cleveland.
Three-year collegiate performer at Iowa State (2006-08) and Syracuse (2009-10) ... Sat out the 2008-09 season after transferring schools, per NCAA rules … Named a First Team All-American as a junior at Syracuse by the Associated Press, United States Basketball Writers Association and Fox Sports ... Finalist for the Naismith Trophy, awarded to the men’s college basketball player of the year ... Big East Player of the Year, All-Big East Conference First Team as a junior … Big 12 Conference All-Rookie Team ... In his final collegiate season as a junior, averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds, leading Syracuse in both categories ... Averaged 22.0 points in the NCAA Tournament, and scored a career-high 31 points to go along with 14 rebounds to lead Syracuse to a win over Gonzaga in the second round; it was his career-high 12th double-double of the season … Saw action in 58 total games with the Iowa State Cyclones from 2006-08, starting 55 of them … Averaged 12.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in his career at Iowa State … Slowed by an ankle injury in his sophomore season, was still named honorable mention All-Big 12 after averaging 12.4 points and 4.0 rebounds … Collegehoops.net honorable mention Freshman All-America, Big 12 All-Rookie Team … As a freshman, earned a Big 12 Player of the Week honor and Big 12 Rookie of the Week award.
- Full name is Wesley JaMarr Johnson
- Son of Robert and Mary Johnson
- Has a brother, Craig Carroll, and a sister, Rhonda Smith
- Father of twins, son Wesley II and daughter Santana
- Majored in communications and rhetorical studies
- Attended high school at Corsicana (Texas), The Patterson School (North Carolina) and Eldon Academy (Michigan)
- Averaged 15.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.3 blocks as a senior
- Named the 2005 Golden Circle Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team All-District selection in 2004 and 2005.
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