Linton Johnson III
|No. 43 - Air Avellino|
|Date of birth: June 13, 1980|
|Place of birth: Illinois, Chicago|
|Height: 6 ft 8 in||Weight: 205 lbs|
|NBA Draft:' 2001; Undrafted|
|Pro career: 2001-present|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Linton Johnson III at NBA.com|
Linton Johnson III (born June 13, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball at Small Forward currently with the Air Avellino of the Serie A Italian League . He was signed to a 10-day contract by the Raptors on March 27, 2008. After the contract expired, Johnson re-signed with the Suns on April 16, 2008.
Johnson starred at Providence-St. Mel High School in Chicago, and graduated in 1998. He was named to the Chicago Sun-Times Class A all-state team. After a college career at Tulane University, he began his professional career as an undrafted free agent playing 41 games including 20 starts for the Chicago Bulls. He also played for the San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and the Phoenix Suns. He is known as a tough defender, aggressive rebounder and an impressive athlete but he lacks offensive intensity.
He is the nephew of former NBA player Mickey Johnson.