Wesley Johnson is a professional basketball player for the ‘Los Angeles Clippers,’ a famous NBA team. Wesley has also played for the ‘Minnesota Timberwolves’ and the ‘Los Angeles Lakers.’ He began playing professional basketball in 2010, after previously starring for his high school and college teams. Wesley has had a fantastic NBA career, appearing in over 500 games for different teams. Wesley Johnson is one of the most significant players for the ‘Los Angeles Clippers,’ averaging 7.2 points per game. Wesley was awarded ‘Big East Player of the Year’ in 2010 by the ‘Big East Conference.’
Childhood and Adolescence
Wesley JaMarr Johnson was born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, USA on July 11, 1987. He began playing basketball at a young age and subsequently transferred his skills to the school where he was enrolled. Wesley Johnson joined the basketball squad at ‘Corsicana High School,’ where he was a student. Wesley became a key member of his high school squad, averaging 15.2 points, 4.3 blocks, and 9.7 rebounds per game. He later moved on to play for the ‘Dallas Mustangs’ of the ‘Amateur Athletic Union.’ (AAU).
He studied at ‘Iowa State University of Science and Technology’ in 2006. Wesley was named to the ‘Big 12 All-Rookie Team’ his rookie year. When he helped his team defeat ‘Missouri,’ he became one of the most beloved players at ‘Iowa State.’ He had 13 rebounds and 14 points in the contest, and he also scored the game’s final point with only 1.6 seconds remaining.
He entered ‘Syracuse University,’ where he represented ‘The Syracuse Orange,’ in 2009. Wesley was named ‘Most Valuable Player’ after assisting his squad to a victory over ‘The North Carolina Tar Heels.’ He went on to perform key roles in his team’s victories over ‘Florida’ and ‘Seton Hall.’
He was named the ‘Big East Player of the Year’ on March 9, 2010, due to his season averages of 8.4 rebounds and 16.0 points. Twenty days later, he was named to the ‘All-American squad,’ an honorary sports team comprised of the best amateur players. In April 2010, he signed a contract with popular sports agent Rob Pelinka and proclaimed himself eligible to compete in the prestigious ‘National Basketball Association.’ (NBA).
Wesely Johnson’s Career
Wesley was selected by ‘The Minnesota Timberwolves’ in the 2010 NBA draft and thus started his NBA career. He played for the ‘Timberwolves’ for two years and averaged 15 points per game. He was invited to play for ‘The Phoenix Suns’ as part of a three-team deal on July 27, 2012. Though Wesley contributed to his team’s victory over the ‘Detroit Pistons’ in his first game, he was not given enough playing time in the following games.
He did, however, become a key member of ‘The Suns’ after Lindsey Hunter took over as head coach. On February 26, 2013, he put on an impressive performance against his old team, the ‘Minnesota Timberwolves,’ to help his team win. He then went on to help his side win against rivals such as ‘The San Antonio Spurs’ and ‘The Atlanta Hawks.’
Wesley left the ‘Phoenix Suns’ in 2013 to accept a one-year deal with the ‘Los Angeles Lakers.’ He performed admirably for the ‘Lakers,’ becoming one of only eight players to record at least one steal and one block per game in his rookie season. On November 29, 2013, he scored 27 points, blocked three shots, and grabbed six rebounds to help his side defeat ‘The Detroit Pistons.’ His deal with ‘The Los Angeles Lakers’ was extended by a year on July 28, 2014.
He signed a one-year deal with ‘The Los Angeles Clippers in 2015. He appeared in the team’s season debut and contributed three points and a steal to the Clippers’ victory over the Sacramento Kings. His contract with the club was extended on July 8, 2016.
Wesely’s Private Life
Rhonda Smith and Craig Carroll, Wesley JaMarr Johnson’s brothers, are close to him. Wesley became a proud father in 2012 when his partner gave birth to twin boys called Wesley Jr. and Santana.
Estimated Net Worth
Wesley Johnson is a wealthy basketball player who is also one of the most famous. Wesley Johnson has a net worth of $5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.