Jalen Johnson Biography
Jalen Johnson (Jalen Tyrese Johnson) is an American professional basketball player playing for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. He plays the flower forward and center position for the Atlanta Hawks while wearing the No 1 jersey.
Jalen Johnson High School
Johnson attended Sun Prairie High School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin where he played basketball for his first two years under former head coach Jeff Boos. During his freshman year in 2016- 2017, he averaged 15.2 points, 2.1 assists, 6.2 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, and 1.2 steals while assisting his team in earning a 20–4 record. Jalen also led the Cardinals to their first state tournament Division 1 semifinal appearance. Later on, he transferred to Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin where he assisted in leading Nicolet to the Division 2 State Championship.
Johnson was named the Associated Press Player of the Year for Wisconsin. In addition, he then relocated to Bradenton, Florida in 2019, and joined IMG Academy for his senior year. However, he left IMG Academy on January 5, 2020, prior to returning to Nicolet, and on February 8, he was ruled eligible to play for the rest of the season despite the fact that he did not play any game while he was in IMG. Furthermore, during Jalen’s senior year, he averaged 24.6 points, 10.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 9 games. He was selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic, however, it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020 high school class, Johnson was rated as a five-star recruit and the No.13 overall recruit.
Jalen Johnson College
Johnson attended Duke University and on July 4, 2029, he committed to play college basketball for his school despite having received offers from Kentucky, Arizona, and Wisconsin. He played for The Duke team that entered the season as the top 10 while Jalen was the team’s most highly-rated player. During his first game, while playing against Coppin State, Jalen earned 19 points and 19 rebounds. In addition, he earned the ACC Freshman of the week honors on November 30, 2020. He scored 18 points and 6 rebounds in a 75–68 win over Georgia Tech on January 26, 2021.
Jalen made an announcement on February 15, 2021, stating that he would not be playing for the remaining part of the Duke season so as to prepare himself for the 2021 NBA draft. He had played 13 games while with the Blue Devil and he was able to average 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. His time at Duke ended with 13 wins and 11 losses and the team finished 10th in the ACC with a 9-9 record.
Jalen Johnson Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks selected Johnson on July 29, 2021, as the 20th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. He signed a contract with the Hawks on August 4, 2021, and he was assigned to the Hawks’ NBA G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks, for the G League season opener. However, at the end of the season, Jalen has a non-surgical left knee procedure after he had an injury on his ankle.
Jalen Johnson Salary
Johnson earns an annual average salary of $3,222,146.
Jalen Johnson Net Worth
Johnson signed a 4-year $12,888,585 contract with the Atlanta Hawks, including $12,888,585 guaranteed.
Jalen Johnson Age
Johnson was born on December 18, 2001, in Wausau, Wisconsin, United States. He is 21 years old as of 2022, and he celebrates his birthday on the 18th of December every year.
Jalen Johnson Height and Weight
Johnson stands at a height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03m) tall and weighs 219lb (99kg).
Jalen Johnson Family
Johnson’s father is Rod Johnson Sr while his mother is Stacy Johnson. he was brought up alongside his three brothers; Kobe Johnson who played basketball at USC, Rod Johnson who played basketball at UT Chattanooga, and Rodez Watson.
Jalen Johnson Girlfriend
Johnson has not disclosed any information about his current or previous relationships. However, an update of this information will be done when available.
Jalen Johnson Social Media Platform
Johnson is very active on his Twitter, and Instagram pages. He has 23.1k followers on Twitter and 130k followers on Instagram.