Steve Johnson (basketball)

Steve Johnson (Basketball)

NBA Biography
NBA Biography Less

Steve Johnson (basketball)

to get instant updates about 'Steve Johnson (Basketball)' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!

X 

All Updates


Description:
Clarence Stephen (Steve) Johnson (born November 3, 1957, in Akron, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player, who played for numerous teams. He played the power forward and center positions. He was generally regarded as a good low-post offensive player, but as a poor defender and rebounder (and as a foul-prone player as well).

Collegiate career

Johnson played collegiately at Oregon State University under legendary coach Ralph Miller. He was the star of the 1980-1981 squad (known as the Orange Express) which spent most of the season at #1 in the polls, before losing in the NCAA basketball playoffs. That season, Johnson made 235 of 315 field goal for a field goal percentage of 74.6% — a single-season mark which is an NCAA men's record to this day.

Professional career

He was drafted the following summer, with the 7th pick overall, by the Kansas City Kings, and played with the Kings for 2½ seasons before being traded to the Chicago Bulls. After a season and a half with the Bulls, Johnson played a season with the San Antonio Spurs. While with the Spurs, Johnson led the league in field goal percentage at 0.632 — one of the highest in NBA history.

During the 1986 off-season, Johnson was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for longtime Blazers' fixture Mychal Thompson; the team intended to start Johnson at power forward alongside defensive-minded center Sam Bowie. Five games into the season, however, Bowie suffered a broken leg (one of...
Read More

No feeds found

All
Posting your question. Please wait!...


About

NBA Biography
No messages found
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from