2013-14 Player Profile: Chris Johnson
2013-14 SEASON: Appeared in 20 games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League this season and has averaged 19.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.0 block in 37.2 minutes per game. The 14th Gatorade Call-Up from the D-League this season, Johnson was shooting 47.0 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from three-point territory and 84.1 percent from the free throw line... Signed by the Celtics to a 10-day contract on January 17.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: 2012-13 SEASON: Signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Memphis Grizzlies and averaged 3.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game... Played for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League and averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 26.9 minutes per game... Also appeared in five games for the Vipers in the D-League playoffs where he averaged 10.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
COLLEGE: 2011-12 (Senior): Ranked second on the Flyers in scoring (12.4 ppg) and first in rebounding (6.4 rpg – 13th in A-10), blocks (0.6 bpg), free throw percentage (.859, 4th) and three-pointers made (69, 3rd)... Shot 39.7 percent from the three-point range to rank 10th in the conference... An All-Atlantic 10 Honorable Mention selection... Helped Dayton finish 20-13 overall and make an NIT appearance... Scored 20 or more points on six occasions, including season-high 22 points three times... Registered three 20-10 doubles, and five double-doubles overall... 2010-11 (Junior): Averaged 11.9 points and 6.0 rebounds in 29.7 minutes per game... Selected to the Atlantic 10 Honorable Mention Team... Led the Flyers in steals (31), free throw percentage (.830) and three-pointers made (77)... Finished second on the team in scoring, rebounds and blocks (14), and third in three-point percentage (.379)... Scored in double-figures in 24 of the Flyers’ 36 games and led the team in scoring 13 times... Recorded four double-doubles for the season... At Old Dominion, scored a season-high 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting and hauled in nine rebounds... 2009-10 (Sophomore): Posted averages of 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds... Earned the A-10’s Chris Daniels Most Improved Player Award and the NIT MVP award... Had 14 points and nine rebounds vs. defending national champion UNC in the NIT title game... Posted 22 points, nine boards and four steals in the semis vs. Ole Miss and had 18 points and seven rebounds at Illinois in the quarterfinals... During the regular season, tallied a career-high of 26 points and a personal-best 20 rebounds vs. Duquesne... At New Mexico, notched 21 points, eight rebounds and three steals, going 5-of-10 from beyond the arc, including a perfect 3-of-3 in the last minute... Posted 18 points and 15 rebounds in the season-opener vs. Creighton... Registered 16 rebounds (10 off.) vs. Xavier. In a second match-up with Duquesne, scored 21 points, shooting 6-of-13 on three-pointers... 2008-09 (Freshman): Earned A-10 All-Rookie honors, averaging 6.3 points and 5.2 boards in 16.2 minutes per game.
PERSONAL: Son of Nicole Johnson... Has two siblings, Ty’onna and Maruice... Majored in general studies at Dayton... Finished his collegiate career as the only college basketball player in the last 20 seasons to have 1,400 points, 800 rebounds, 300 offensive rebounds and 200 three‐pointers while shooting at least 80 percent from the free throw line... Led Dayton to the 2010 NIT Championship and captured tournament MVP honors as a sophomore.