A 6"11", 245-pound center from the University of New Orleans, Johnson was selected 23rd overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1993 National Basketball Association draft, and has played for the Sonics, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves and Buckinghamshire (in two separate stints). Early Life and College After working in a Baton Rouge supermarket for almost three years, he was spotted by a father of a United Nations Organization baseball player while bagging groceries and was informed of Tim Floyd"s lack of height on the basketball team at the University of New Orleans. Within a few days Johnson went to meet Floyd, who at first thought it was a joke.
United Nations Organization recorded 87 victories during Johnson"s time in the program
They earned two National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament bids and one National Institute of Technology tournament appearance. When he finished, he was the second all-time leading scorer in United Nations Organization history (1,608 points), first all-time in field goal percentage (59%), first all-time in double-doubles with 55, first all-time in rebounds with 1,287 (105 per game), third all-time in double-figure scoring games (81), eighth all-time in steals (109), second all-time in games played (123) and first all-time in blocks (294).
Johnson was named Basketball Times 2nd Team All-American for 1992-1993 and 3rd team All-American by Basketball Weekly and United Press International. Johnson was named Most Valuable Player of the NABC All-America Game in 1993.
His Privateer jersey (40) was retired December 29, 1997 at Lakefront Arena.
Johnson was named to the All-Time Men"s Basketball Team for the Sun Belt Conference in 2005 in celebration of the conference"s 30th basketball season. Johnson completed his degree in general studies from University of New Orleans during the 1996-1997 National Basketball Association season, and was commencement speaker at graduation ceremonies.