Stanley Johnson

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Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson is a professional basketball player. Stanley Johnson plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has a ton of versatility thanks to this combo, especially on defense where he can cover multiple positions.

Prior to the Detroit Pistons selecting him eighth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, he played one season of collegiate basketball for the Arizona Wildcats.

Early Life & Family

Stanley Johnson was born in Anaheim, California, on May 29, 1996. The player comes from a sporting background.

His mother, Karen Taylor, played basketball for Jackson State. Stanley Sr. was also the name of his father.

Stanley, though, witnessed his father remarry after his parents divorced.

The player was the only kid of the pair. His mother raised him in Fullerton.

Karen, Stanley’s mother, played basketball for Jackson State in college.

In 2009, she was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Additionally, she performed professionally in Europe.

Johnson, who has two brothers and two sisters, is also Easter Johnson’s stepson.

Stanley and his mother were extremely close as he was growing up.

Sadly, his mother lost her battle with breast cancer in the summer of 2015 and passed away.

The player never forgot his mother, even after she passed away.

Net Worth

Stanley Johnson’s net worth is estimated at around $16 million.

The athlete and the Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement on a two-year, $3,240,137 contract, with an annual average salary of $1,620,069 and a guarantee of $888,616.

The player will also earn a base salary of $888,616 in 2021–2022 along with a cap hit and dead cap value of the same amount.

Additionally, his estimated seven-season career earnings total $21,419,703.

Facts of Stanley Johnson

Full Name Stanley Herbert Johnson Jr
Birth Date May 29, 1996
Birth Place Anaheim, California
Nick Name Stanimal
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
High School Mater Dei High School
College Arizona State University
Playing Career 2015 – present
Zodiac Gemini
Chinese Zodiac Rat
Father’s Name Stanley Robert Senior
Mother’s Name Karen Taylor
Step Father’s Name Easter Johnson
Siblings Two stepbrothers and two stepsisters
Age 26 years old
Height 6 feet 6 inches
Weight 110 kg (242 lb)
NBA Debut 2015
Shoots Right
Tattoos Yes
Food Habits Non-vegetarian
NBA Draft 2015, Round: 1, Pick: 8th overall, selected by the Detroit Pistons
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Career Highlights and Awards
  • Julius Erving Award
  • Third-team All-American – NABC, etc.
Build Athletic
Children None
Wife Not married
Jersey Number 14
Position Small forward, power forward
Profession Basketball player
League NBA
Net Worth $16 Million
Annual Salary $1,620,069
Social Media
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
Merch  NBA Basketball Trading Card
Last Update June 2022

Career in High School

In 2014, Stanley was a sought-after high school recruit. He won four CIF State championships while attending Mater Dei High School.

He also participated in the Jordan Brand Classic, the Nike Hoop Summit, and the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game.

In 2014, Stanley was also selected for the first-team USA Today All-USA Boys Basketball Team.

Similarly, the player’s career point total at Mater Dei was third-highest in school history, behind only Taylor King (3,216) and Tom Lewis (2,456).

College Career

After being named to the first team of the Pac-12, Johnson was named Freshman of the Year in 2014–15 while a freshman at Arizona.

He played in 28.4 minutes per game, recording 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 steals while starting 37 of the Wildcats’ 38 games.

On April 23, 2015, before his last three years of eligibility for college, Stanley similarly announced his intention to enter the NBA draft.

The guy was also placed 11th on ESPN’s Top 100 draft board when he declared for the draft.

Professional Career

On June 25, 2015, the Pistons selected Stanley with the eighth overall choice in the NBA Draft.

He contributed seven points, four rebounds, and three assists off the bench as the Pistons defeated the Atlanta Hawks 106-94 in his first game with the team on October 27.

Similar to this, Stanley had 20 points and seven rebounds on November 9 in a 109-95 defeat to the Golden State Warriors.

Similar to that, he started at shooting guard in place of the injured Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on February 4 and finished with a season-high 22 points in a 111-105 victory over the New York Knicks.

Stanley was assigned to the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League on December 10 before being called back.

Additionally, on January 30, 2018, the player recorded a career-high with 26 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

On February 7, 2019, Stanley was acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a three-team deal involving the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons.

After the Pelicans declined to extend him a $4.5 million qualifying offer, the player became an unrestricted free agent on June 26.

He did not, however, remain with the Pelicans for very long. On July 11, 2019, he joined the Toronto Raptors.

On August 12, 2020, during Orlando’s 2019–20 season, Johnson made his first game-winning shot with 4.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter against the 76ers.

Stanley Johnson
Stanley Johnson in a basketball match. Source: pistonpowered

On September 8, 2021, Johnson became a member of the Chicago Bulls. But after taking part in four preseason games, he was discharged on October 16, 2021.

On November 15, the athlete agreed to terms with the South Bay Lakers. In the six games he played with them, Stanley averaged 15.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2.17 steals.

On December 9, 2021, Johnson also agreed to a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls. On December 11, Johnson and Ayo Dosunmu were subject to the NBA’s health and safety regulations.

He didn’t play in a single game for the Bulls before his contract expired.

Johnson also signed a 10-day contract with his hometown team, the Los Angeles Lakers, on December 24, 2021, as part of the hardship exception.

National Team

The basketball player did really represent the United States National team.

Additionally, the athlete won gold medals at the FIBA Under-16 World Championship in 2012 and the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship in 2011.

Additionally, in 2014, he captured the gold at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship. In addition, Stanley led the 2014 squad as captain.

He was also recognized as the competition’s MVP.


Stanley Johnson’s mother, Karen Taylor, passed away in the summer of 2015 following a protracted battle with breast cancer.

On his left wrist, Stanley has the words “Taylor created” as a tribute to his mother’s last name. Stanley claims that his mother gave birth to him.

His mother is the source of all of his physical characteristics, including the way he talks, walks, and plays basketball. Taylor is the reason Stanley plays basketball.

The footballer has another tattoo, a cross with the words “Psalms 23:1-6,” on his right wrist.

Stanley claims that his mother also served as an inspiration for this tattoo. The verses in Psalms 23:1-6 talk about not being afraid.

Stanley’s mother was a constant source of motivation for him to keep going and not give up while still living.

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Age and Physical stats

Stanley Johnson is 26 years old. According to the Chinese calendar, Johnson was born in the year of the rat.

The first year of the Chinese 12-month zodiac calendar has just begun.

In terms of appearance, Stanley is athletically built and astonishingly tall at 201 cm (6 feet 7 inches).

He also weighs roughly 111 kg (245 lb).

The player’s chest measures 41 inches, his biceps measure 14 inches, and his waist measures 33 inches.

Likewise, he wears 13-size shoes (US). The player also presents well with his black hair and black eyes.

Presence in social media

He has 297k followers on Instagram and 57.8k followers on Twitter.