Alize Johnson was selected by the Pacers with the 50th overall pick in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft. He made 14 total appearances off the bench and totaled 13 points, 19 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 4.6 minutes per game. Johnson made his NBA debut and finished with two points and three rebounds in four minutes off the bench at Milwaukee, 10/19. Johnson sank his first-career 3-point attempt in the win over Phoenix, 1/15. He scored seven points, pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds and blocked two shots in 25 minutes off the bench during the season finale at Atlanta, 4/10. Johnson made 30 starts while on assignment with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA G League... Averaged 18.6 points, 13.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. He shot 50.6 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from 3-point range in G League play. He ranked fourth in the NBA G League in rebounding average.
After two seasons in junior college at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, Johnson finished his college career by averaging 14.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists over 66 games (all starts) at Missouri State. He shot 45.7 percent from the field, 32.5 percent from three-point range and 75.9 percent from the foul line for the Bears. Johnson posted 37 double-doubles in 66 career games, and was named All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team after both of his seasons at Missouri State. He finished two-year career ranked 29th in school history in scoring (982) and sixth in rebounding (735).
2014-15: As a freshman, he posted 12.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Johnson also shot 53.3 percent from the field, knocked down 20 threes and snagged 35 steals. He received honorable mention all-conference honors.
2015-16: Johnson earned NJCAA All-America honorable mention and All-Region distinction as a sophomore for coach Chris Hackett at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas. He averaged 16.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per game and converted 58.8 percent of his field goals with 24 three-pointers, 90 assists and 36 steals for a 21-10 club. Johnson helped Frank Phillips earn its first regional bid since 2007.
2016-17: Johnson started 33 games and led the team with 14.8 points and 10.6 rebounds during his first season at Missouri State. He was named 2017 MVC Newcomer of the Year and All-MVC First Team selection. He earned MVC Player of the Week honors twice and MVC Newcomer of the Week laurels six times in addition to earning MVC All-Tournament Team honors. He ranked 11th nationally (first in the conference) in rebounds per game (10.6) and 13th in total rebounds (351). Johnson also ranked 15th nationally in double-doubles (17), 17th in offensive rebounds per game (3.3) and 24th in defensive rebounds per game (7.3)
2017-18: He led the Missouri State Bears in scoring, rebounds and assists as he averaged 15.0 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game as a senior. Johnson led the conference and ranked fourth in the nation in rebounding average and total rebounds. He shot 43.0 percent from the field, 28.1 percent from three-point range and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. Johnson recorded double-doubles in 20 of his 33 starts, and pulled down at least 20 rebounds twice. Johnson recieved All-MVC first-team, NABC All-District first-team selection, and finished second in MVC Player of the Year voting.
Alize DeShawn Johnson was born April 22, 1996, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Johnson is the son of David Hill and Chanelle John- son. He has three brothers – David, Davion and Nasza – and four sisters – Davesha, Destiny, Davida and Alana.He is the cousin of former Pittsburgh University standout Chevon Troutman, who currently plays professionally in Argentina. Johnson earned Pennsylvania Mr. Basketball distinction his senior year at St. John Neumann High in Williamsport, PA.