William C. "Skinny" Johnson (August 16, 1911 – February 5, 1980) was a well-known American basketball player during the 1930s. As a 6-4 (192 cm) center Johnson was among the tallest players of his time. The Oklahoma City native attended the University of Kansas (1929-33), where he was a three-year letter winner under coach Phog Allen. He was named First-Team Big 6 Conference twice (1932, 1933) as well as Second-Team Big 6 Conference (1931) once.
He briefly coached collegiate basketball at Cleveland Chiropractic College (1937) as well.
On May 2, 1977, Johnson was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player.