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Jalen Johnson

USA Basketball Notes

  • Announced on July 8, 2019 as attending the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team July minicamp.  
  • Named a a finalists for the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Cup Team on June 18, 2018.
  • Took part in the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October Minicamp.

High School Honors

  • 2018 MaxPreps Sophomore All-America honorable mention.
  • 2018 USA Today All-Wisconsin second team.
  • 2018 Associated Press All-State second team.

High School Notes

  • Has played two varsity seasons at Sun Prairie High School (Sun Prairie, Wis.), where he has started in 31 of 35 career games and has compiled 588 points.
  • Lists career single-game highs of 32 points and 17 rebounds (vs. Madison LaFollette in March 2018) and nine assists (vs. Madison West in 2018).
  • As a sophomore in 2017-18, started in 19 of 21 games played and averaged 18.4 ppg., 9.6 rpg., 4.0 apg., 1.9 spg. and 1.5 bpg. to help his team to a 25-2 record and the state tournament division 1 semifinals. 
  • As a freshman in 2016-17, started in 12 of 14 games played and averaged 15.2 ppg., 6.2 rpg., 2.1 apg., 1.2 spg. and 1.1. bpg. to help his team to a 20-4 record.
  • Plays in the summer for Phenom University.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Wausau, Wisconsin, and now resides in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
  • Son of Stacy Johnson and Rod Johnson Sr.
  • Has two brothers, Rod Johnson Jr. (20) and Kobe Johnson (15).
  • Father, Rod Johnson Sr., played college basketball at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Southeast Missouri State University and two seasons in Poland; mother, Stacy Johnson, played college basketball at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; and brother, Rod Johnson Jr., played basketball at Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois, and recently committed to play basketball at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

The Scoop

  • Twitter: @Jalen_J23
  • Instagram: @thejalenjohnson
  • Dominant hand: Right.
  • First played basketball: “As soon as I could walk. We always had some type of hoop that I was shooting at whenever I had the chance. I was born with basketball in my DNA.”
  • Enjoys: Spending time with family, going to the lake and tubing and watching sports.
  • Top movies: Ride Along, Little Man, Straight Outta Compton and Madea Goes to Jail. 
  • Favorite player: LeBron James, because he is a versatile player and has a complete all-around game.
  • Favorite class: English, because, “I like to write.”
  • Most played song: Yes Indeed by Lil Baby and Drake.
  • Favorite pregame meal or snack: Chicken and chocolate chip granola bars.
  • Inspired by: His parents.

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