|No. 0 - Toronto Raptors|
|Date of birth||February 20, 1987|
|Place of birth||Cheyenne, Wyoming|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in|
|Listed weight||245 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2009; Round: 1 / Pick: 16th|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|Career highlights and awards|
|James Johnson at NBA.com|
James Patrick Johnson (born February 20, 1987) is an American professional basketball player at Small forward, currently playing in the NBA for the Toronto Raptors. He was the starting power forward for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University from 2007-2009. Johnson declared his eligibility for the 2009 NBA Draft following his sophomore year. Johnson is listed as 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) and 245 lb (111 kg). He is of African-American and Samoan heritage.
Johnson was born on February 20, 1987, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Vi and Willie Johnson. His father was a seven time world kickboxing champion. James, the middle child of nine children, did matial arts as a child.
Johnson attended high school at Cheyenne East High School. He ranked as the ninth-best small forward prospect and the number 43 recruit overall in the class of 2007 according to Scout.com. He also led the state in blocked shots and was an 85 percent free throw shooter as a senior. He graduated high school in 2007.
Johnson signed with Wake Forest and had an instant impact with the Demon Deacons, garnering third team All-ACC honors as a freshman and finishing second in the 2008 ACC Rookie of the Year balloting. He led the Demon Deacons in scoring and rebounding as a freshman.
As a sophomore, Johnson again led the team in rebounding, leading the team to a 24-5 record and a #1 ranking during the 2008-09 season. He was again named third team All-ACC. Following the season, Johnson declared his eligibility for the 2009 NBA Draft.