Stanley Herbert Johnson Jr. was born in Los Angeles in 1996. Johnson comes from an athletic background. His mother, Karen Taylor, played basketball at Jackson State (where she was enshrined into the school's Hall of Fame), as well as professionally in Denmark, Italy and Sweden. Johnson blossomed into a superstar at Mater Dei School in Santa Ana, California, where he played a pivotal role in four straight state championships. Johnson averaged 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as a junior, upping those totals to 25.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game as a senior at Mater Dei. The Monarchs did not lose a game during those years, going 70-0 as Johnson became the first California player to win a state title in every one of his high school basketball seasons. Johnson then moved on to the University of Arizona, where he played for one season. You can follow Stanley Johnson on Twitter @IAmSJ and on Instagram @Stanimal.