2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Stanley Johnson

Position: Forward
Height: 6-6 / 198 cms
Weight:  230 lbs / 104 kgs
School: Mater Dei High School ‘14  
Hometown: Fullerton, California

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team that compiled an 8-0 record en route to earning the FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania; started seven of eight games and averaged
  • 7.8 ppg. and 4.9 rpg. in fewer than 19 minutes a game.
  • Helped the U.S. U17 squad claim a pair of exhibition victories over Australia and Latvia in Las Palmas, Canary Islands; averaged 13.5 ppg. and 5.5 rpg.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the FIBA Americas Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship; started the first two games, before dislocating his knuckle and was sidelined the remainder of the tournament. Averaged 8.0 ppg. and 2.0 rpg. in the first two games.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on March 24, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School Honors

  • All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I first team (2012).
  • ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports California Sophomore of the Year
  • MaxPreps.com Freshman All-America honorable mention (2011).
  • All-state first team (2011, 2012).
  • All-league first team (2012).

High School Notes

  • Attends Mater Dei High School where in 2011-12 he helped lead his team to its second-straight CIF Division I state title, a 33-2 mark and a No. 7 final national ranking by USA Today; started all 35 games and averaged 16.0 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 3.0 spg.
  • Pulled down 15 rebounds in the 2012 state championship game.
  • As a freshman in 2010-11, along with 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team member Shaqquan Aaron, aided the Monarchs to the 2011 CIF California Division I championship and a 32-3 record.

Personal Notes

  • Born on May 29, 1996, currently resides in Fullerton, Calif.
  • Son of Karen Taylor and Stanley Johnson; is the youngest of five children and has two brothers and two sisters.
  • Mom played basketball at Jackson State, where she was enshrined in its Sports Hall of Fame in 2009, and professionally in Denmark, Italy and Sweden.
  • Nickname is Showtime.
  • Has two dogs, a Pitbull and a German Shepherd.
  • Would someday like to own a Challenger.
  • Also played wide receiver and defensive end in football from ages nine through 13 and baseball from nine to 10.
  • Tweets under the handle @Showtimesj_2014.

The Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was five.
  • Favorite players on the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team: Kevin Durant and LeBron James.
  • Would like to become a sports analyst like Kenny Smith.
  • Enjoys comedy and action movies.
  • Favorite sports magazine: SLAM.
  • Favorite Gatorade flavor: fruit punch, but all are good.
  • If he could drive anything, it would be: a Range Rover or Dodge Challenger.
  • Batman or Superman: Superman.
  • Indoor or beach volleyball: beach.
  • Sprints or long-distance running: long-distance.
  • Scrabble or Words with Friends: Words with Friends.
  • Favorite app: music apps.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: playing games at the arcade.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite basketball player: Kevin Durant.
  • Favorite basketball team: Mater Dei High School.
  • Favorite Olympian: all of them.
  • Most-played song or artist on your iPod: “Jesus Saw the Best in Me.”
  • Best player ever faced: Andrew Wiggins.
  • Most impressive people ever met: his parents because, “they take care of me.”
  • Would compare his game to: LeBron James.
  • This right-hander wears No. 41 because his mother wore it through college.
  • Away from basketball, enjoys: going to church and hanging out with his friends.
  • Most people don’t know: he loves to dance, he also loves Jesus and Gospel music.
  • If he played football, he would be a: wide receiver or defensive end.
  • When he was five, wanted to be: an NBA player.
  • Plays: the clarinet and ukulele, he has a lot of Samoan friends at school, who taught him to play.
  • First basketball memory: hitting a buzzer-beater to win the game on his fifth birthday.
  • First overseas trip: was to Cancun, Mexico, with the 2011 USA U16 National Team.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
AT
BK
ST
PTS/AVG
2012 U17
8/7
23-55
.418
0- 3
.000
16- 25
.640
39/ 4.9
12
3
11
62/ 7.8
2012 U17 exh
2/0
12- 21
.571
0- 0
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3- 5
.600
11/ 5.5
4
0
4
27/ 13.5
2011 U16
2/2
7- 12
.583
0- 2
.000
2- 2
1.000
4/ 2.0
0
1
1
16/ 8.0
TOTALS
12/9
42- 88
.477
0- 5
.000
21- 32
.656
54/ 4.5
16
4
16
105/ 8.8