Johnson, Amir
Background
NOTEABLE: Was an early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft…Third player in Pistons’ franchise history to be drafted out of high school [Reggie Harding – 1963 (Detroit Eastern HS); Korleone Young – 1998 (Hargrave Military Academy)]…Originally committed to Louisville before declaring for the NBA Draft…Sat out his junior season at Westchester…Played his sophomore season at Verbum Dei HS in Los Angeles…Named a 2005 McDonald’s High School All-American…Averaged 13.0 points and 4.2 rebounds for the West squad in the 2004 USA Basketball Men’s Youth Development Festival. 2005 Postseason All-Star Games: Scored 17 points (8-11 FG) for the West squad at the Roundball Classic…Tallied seven rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes for the West team at the McDonald’s High School All- America game. High School (Career): Averaged 21.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 8.0 blocks during his senior season at Westchester HS…Named 2005 Mr. Basketball in California…Named Los Angeles’ Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Times…Led Westchester HS to a state championship and a top-five national ranking…Began his high school career at L.A. Pacific Hills High School.
Personal
Full name is Amir Jalla Johnson Son of Deneen Griffin His sister, Indi, plays forward for the women’s basketball team at Southern University His cousin, Kevin Burnett, is a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys Lists Kevin Garnett as his favorite NBA player growing up and his hobbies include playing video games Would like to study computer science in the future and learn how to design and develop computer games Has nearly a seven-foot wingspan.
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