Cameron Jordan Johnson is a professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association playing for the Phoenix Suns as small forward. The 6-foot-8-inch Johnson played with both the North Carolina Tar Heels and Pittsburgh Panthers during his college years before entering the NBA during the 2019 draft.
Johnson started playing basketball at a young age. During his high school years, he played for Our Lady of Sacred Heart with an average of 5 assists, 8 rebounds and 27.8 points. He was already standing 6 feet and 2 inches during this time. By 2014, he signed for the University of Pittsburgh.
In college at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnson got caught up in an injury that redshirted him during majority of his freshman year. He was able to get a communications degree after only three years and due to this applied for the graduate transfer rule and joined Tar Heels of the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his time with Tar Heels in 2017, he was named All-ACC first team.
During the 2019 NBA draft, Johnson became the 11th overall pick in the first round for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Immediately after, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns. By July 6, 2019, he signed his contract with the Suns and made his professional basketball debut on October 26, 2019. His debut game was against the Los Angeles Clippers wherein his team won with a score of 130-122. By February of 2020, he was part of the starting line-up of the Phoenix Suns when it played against the Los Angeles Lakers. By August of the same year, earned a new record for the franchise when he became the quickest player to score at minimum of 100 3-pointers in 119-112 final score.
In terms of personal life, Johnson is a son of a school nurse. His mother’s profession influenced him to appreciate healthcare workers and made special appreciations during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 2019 All-ACC first team
- 2019 NBA draft first round 11th pickoverall