Johnson playing for the Nuggets.
|Position||Small forward/Shooting guard|
|Team||Barako Bull Energy|
|Date of birth||May 5, 1980|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in|
|Listed weight||210 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2000; Round: 1 / Pick: 6th|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|DerMarr Johnson at NBA.com|
After attending the University of Cincinnati with future NBA players Kenyon Martin, Ruben Patterson, Kenny Satterfield, and draftee Steve Logan, he was selected sixth overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2000 NBA Draft. In two seasons with the team he averaged 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
On September 13, 2002 he was involved in a serious car accident that sidelined him for the entire 2002-03 NBA season. He returned to the league in October 2003 and signed with the Phoenix Suns, only to be waived two weeks later without ever having played a game for them. He then moved on to the American Basketball Association's Long Beach Jam where he played 19 games, before rejoining the NBA, signing a contract with the New York Knicks.
The following season, in 2004-05, he rejuvenated his career with the Nuggets, participating in 71 games, and averaging 7.1 points on 49.9 percent field goal shooting.
- Johnson is a proficient chef and considered attending culinary arts school before deciding on a professional basketball career.
- Johnson stated that Michael Jordan could not contain him on a basketball court. "I don't think he could stop me from getting to the hole. Not with my crossover. I'm going to try to dunk on anybody, and he's too smart to try to block a dunk. At least I hope he's smarter than that."