Who is Cameron Johnson?
Cameron Jordan Johnson is a popular American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Johnson played college basketball for the Pittsburgh Panthers and the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Cameron Johnson Career
High school career
Johnson was a 6-foot-2-point guard prior to having a growth spurt as a junior in high school. He then graduated from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Cameron averaged 27.8 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists per game as a senior at OLSH. He completed his career with 1,175 points and signed with Pittsburgh in April 2014.
He suffered a knee injury briefly into his first year at Pittsburgh and was allowed to redshirt in the season in order to undergo rehabilitation for his injury. Johnson was used as a substitute during his redshirt freshman year. He then averaged 11.9 points per game and hit 41.5% of his three-point attempts as a redshirt sophomore at Pitt. Johnson later graduated from Pittsburgh with a degree in communications in 3 years. Taking advantage of the graduate transfer rule, he moved to North Carolina without sitting out a year. The University of Pittsburgh initially declined to allow his release to their in-conference rival Tar Heels but finally agreed. Johnson cited uncertainty in coaching and losing a record as factors in his decision to transfer.
North Carolina (2017-2019)
After five days after his team’s season opener, he had surgery to fix a torn meniscus on November 15, 2017. He ended up sitting out of ten games. Despite being hindered by the injury, he completed third on the team in scoring with 12.4 points per game and grabbing 4.7 rebounds per game in his redshirt junior season. He then scored a career-high 32 points over Clemson. Following the season, he underwent an arthroscopic hip procedure and revealed his intention to return to North Carolina for his senior season.
His senior season proved to be his most statistically successful campaign. Unhindered by injury, he was the leading scorer for the Tar Heels with 16.9 points per game and averaged 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He shot 50.6% from the field and 45.7% from 3, leading some commentators to call him ”the best shooter in the draft. Johnson had several notable performances during his senior season.
He played against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, and shot 79% from the field for the game, and made his first 6 three-point attempts. He finally completed with 27 points in a 95-57 rout of the Demon Deacons. Johnson completed with 26 points in an 88-72 win over the Blue Devils, then the nation’s top-ranked team against rival Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Against Clemson in Littlejohn Coliseum, he made 6 three-pointers to complete with 19 points in a two-point win. After the end of conference play, he was named to the All-ACC first team.
How old is Cameron Johnson?
Cameron Jordan Johnson was born on March 3, 1996, in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, U.S., and is aged 26 years. He shares his birthday with celebrities including Camila Cabello, Alex Lange, Christi Lukasiak, Jayson Tatum, Julie Bowen, Herschel Walker, Jessica Biel, Ronan Keating, George Miller, and Nathalie Kelley, among others.
Cameron Johnson Family
Who are Cameron Johnson’s parents?
Cameron Jordan Johnson was born in Moon Township, Pennsylvania to his parents, Amy Johnson and Gilbert Johnson. His mother is a school nurse, and both his parents were basketball players. His father played basketball at Pitt while his mother played at Kent State.
Does Cameron Johnson have siblings?
Born into an athletic family, he has three siblings, all of who are players. He has two older brothers Aaron Johnson, and Donovan ”Puff” Jonhson, and a younger brother Braylon Johnson.
Cameron Johnson Education
Johnson attended Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, where he played high school basketball before graduating. He then joined the University of Pittsburgh to play college basketball prior to transferring to the University of North Carolina, where he went on with his career. Johnson had graduated from Pittsburgh with a degree in communications.
Cameron Johnson Spouse
Johnson is currently unmarried but is in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Kayla McNulty. However, he keeps his personal and dating life very private and away from the limelight.
Cameron Johnson Children
Johnson is currently not married and does not have any children of his own to date.
Cameron Johnson Height
Johnson has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body with a height of 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) and a weight of 95 kg (210 lbs).
Phoenix Suns (2019-present)
The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted him with the 11th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft on June 20, 2019. Immediately they traded him and Darlo Saric to the Phoenix Suns for Jarrett Culver, the 6th pick of the draft. The exchange was officially finished on July 6, with the Suns later revealing that they had signed Johnson the same day. He then made his NBA debut coming off the bench in a 130-122 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 26, 2019. Johnson scored a season-high 18 points in a 120-116 defeat by the Sacramento Kings on November 19. He then matched his season-high in a 139-132 overtime victory against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 5.
Johnson then made his first professional start with the team against the Los Angeles Lakers on February 10, 2020. He scored a new season-high of 21 points on his 24th birthday in a 123-114 defeat by the defending champion Toronto Raptors on March 3, 2020. Following initially being out for the rest of March because of illness, he came back to action as a starter on July 31, scoring 12 points in a 125-112 victory against the Washington Wizards. After two days, he had his first professional double-double with 19 points and a season-high 12 rebounds in a 117-115 victory against the Dallas Mavericks.
Johnson then recorded his second double-double of his rookie season on August 6, matching his season-high 12 rebounds with 14 points scored in a 114-99 victory against the Indiana Pacers. After two days, he broke the franchise record previously set by Wesley Person for the quickest player o score at least 100 three-pointers in a 119-112 win against the Miami Heat, reaching it in only 54 games played. With him starting for Phoenix, the Suns would have an 8-0 record in the 2020 NBA Bubble as of August 13, having a winning streak of at least 7 games for the first time since March 2010.
Johnson matched his then career-high of 21 points off the bench in a 116-100 victory against the Sacramento Kings on December 27, 2020. He assisted the Suns to reach the 2021 NBA Finals, but they lost the series in 6 games to the Milwaukee Bucks. On March 4, 2022, he put up a career-high 38 points with 9 three-pointers made together with a game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer in a 115-114 win against the New York Knicks. Johnson completed third in NBA Sixth Man of the Year voting behind winners Tyler Herro and Kevin Love. He was then named the starting power forward for the Suns by head coach Monty Williams in the 2022-23 NBA season.
Cameron Johnson Net Worth
American professional basketball player Johnson plays for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA from 2019 to the present. He has gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $1.5 million as of 2022.