Josiah Johnson
Josiah Johnson

Player Profile

Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Montclair Prep

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 255




UCLA -- Josiah (pronounced Jo-sigh-a) Johnson, son of NBA and Bruin great Marques Johnson, appeared in 20 games last season, started once and averaged 8.8 minutes a game ... Had a season-high six points vs. USC (1/28/04) and a career-high nine rebounds vs. Loyola Marymount (12/13/04) ... His average of 10.7 rebounds per 40 minutes was the best on the team ...Johnson missed the last seven games with a sprained left knee ... He appeared in 19 games as a sophomore (2002-03) and eight contests as a redshirt freshman in 2001-02 ... Redshirted the 2000-01 campaign as a true freshman ... Johnson signed his Grant-In-Aid with the Bruins on April 12, 2000 ... Older brother, Kris, played for UCLA from 1995-98 ... Johnson will wear his father's retired Bruin jersey number (54), the same number his brother Kris wore during his Bruin career.

2003-04 - On Feb. 16, Johnson sprained his left knee in practice and missed the final seven games ... In 20 games (one start), he averaged 8.8 minutes, 1.4 points and 2.4 rebounds ...His average of 10.7 rebounds per 40 minutes was the best on the team ... His highlight games included -- He started vs. Vermont and contributed a then-career-high six rebounds and two points in 20 minutes ... Against UC Riverside, he had three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes ... He had four rebounds in a career-high 26 minutes against Kentucky ... In 15 minutes against Loyola, he grabbed a career-high nine rebounds and added five points ... In 11 minutes vs. Michigan State, Johnson had four rebounds and a season-high one blocked shot ... Against Oregon State, he had two points, one rebound and a season-high tying one block in three minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he had four points (4-4 from the line) and two rebounds in four minutes ... Against Arizona State, he had three rebounds in five minutes ... In four minutes vs. Arizona, he had two points and two rebounds ... At Stanford, he had two points, one rebound and one assist in 12 minutes ... At California, he had four points, five rebounds and a career-high two assists in 19 minutes ... Against USC, he contributed a season-high six points, two rebounds and one assist in 11 minutes ...Athletic Director's Honor Roll (3.0gpa or higher) for the Spring quarter.

HONORS - At the Bruins' end-of-the-year banquet, Johnson was given the UCLA Alumni Association Award (Academic Achievement and Team Contribution).

JOHNSON'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 26 minutes vs. Kentucky (12/6); 6 points vs. USC (1/28); 9 rebounds vs. Loyola Marymount (12/13); 2 assists vs. California (1/24); 1 steal vs. Michigan (12/27), UC Riverside (12/3); 1 blocked shots vs. Oregon State (1/2), Michigan State (12/20).

2002-03 -- In 19 games, Johnson averaged 10.2 minutes, 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds, while shooting 36.4 (12-33) from the field, 30.8 (4-13) from three-point range and 85.7 (6-7) from the line ... Johnson enjoyed one the best games of his young career against USD in the season-opener, scoring a career-high nine points , with three rebounds and blocking a career-best two shots in a then-career-high 14 minutes ... Vs. Portland, he grabbed a career-high five rebounds and scored six points in 15 minutes ... Played a career-high 25 minutes at Stanford and grabbed four rebounds ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll (3.0gpa or higher) for the Spring and Fall quarters.

JOHNSON'S SEASON HIGHS - 25 minutes vs. Stanford (1/23/03); 9 points vs. USD (11/26/02); 5 rebounds vs. Portland (12/14/02); 1 assist vs. Washington State (1/4/03), Michigan (12/28/02) and Long Beach State (12/8/02); 2 steals vs. Arizona (1/18/03); 2 blocked shots vs. USD (11/26/02).

2001-02 -- Johnson appeared in eight games, averaging 0.8 points and 0.3 rebounds.

NCAA - he played one minute vs. Missouri and three minutes vs. Mississippi, with a then-career-high two points and one assist.

Honors - At the Bruins' annual season-ending awards/dinner banquet, Johnson received the UCLA Alumni Association Award for Academic Achievement and Team Contribution.

2000-01 -- Johnson had a stress fracture in his left foot early in the season and did not play in any games ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the Winter quarter.

High School -- At Montclair Prep under coaches Howard Abrams, Greg Patterson and Bob Webb ... As a senior prepster, Johnson averaged 24.2 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 blocked shots, shot 54.0 from the field, 70.0 from the foul line and hit 21 three-pointers ... He scored 30 or more points on five occasions and his single-game high was 34 points vs. Temple City ... In 1999-2000, Johnson was a USA Today honorable mention All-America, Los Angeles Times first-team All-Valley Selection and first-team All-CIF Div. 5 ... As a junior in 1998-99, Johnson averaged 17.1 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 blocked shots a game and earned second-team All-CIF Div. 5 ... Two-time All-Delphic League and two-year starter ... At Montclair Prep, Johnson also played two seasons of varsity tennis.

Personal -- Full name: Josiah Elon Pitts-Johnson ... Born April 10, 1982 in Trenton, NJ ... Parents: Marques and Jocelyn ... Marques was a three-year starter at forward for the Bruins from 1975-77 ... In 1975, he was a sophomore on John Wooden's 10th UCLA National Championship team ... As a UCLA captain in 1977, Marques averaged 21.4 points and 11.1 rebounds, earned All-America honors and received the first Wooden Award as the nation's top player ... After a 10-year standout career in the NBA, Marques is now an analyst with Fox Sports Net ... Four brothers, Kris, Joshua, Moriah and Cyrus ... Kris was a freshman on UCLA's 1995 NCAA Championship team ... As a Bruin senior in 1998, he started 27 of 29 games, was second overall in scoring (18.4) and led UCLA in Pac-10 competition scoring (21.1), while earning honorable mention All-Conference ... Josiah is right-handed ... His high school gpa was a 3.8 (based on a 4.0 scale) ... History major ... Enjoys reading and writing poetry ... Admires Grant Hill of the Orlando Magic ... Selected UCLA because "it excelled in both academics and athletics."