DeMarco Johnson

DeMarco Antonio Johnson (born October 6, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player and former assistant basketball coach at Hampton University.

DeMarco Johnson
Personal information
Born (1975-10-06) October 6, 1975 (age 45)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorth Mecklenburg
(Huntersville, North Carolina)
CollegeCharlotte (1994–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1998–2010
PositionPower forward
Coaching career2010–present
Career history
As player:
1998–1999Sony Milano
1999New York Knicks
1999–2000Richmond Rhythm
2000–2001Scavolini Pesaro
2001Metis Varese
2003–2004Etosa Alicante
2004Lauretana Biella
2004–2005Tris Rieti
2005–2006Union Olimpija Ljubljana
2006Panteras del Distrito Nacional
2006–2007Polaris World Murcia
2007Elitzur Ashkelon
2007–2008Geoplin Slovan
2009Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2009–2010Ironi Nahariya
2009–2010Vaqueros de Bayamón
As coach:
2010–2011Providence Day School
2011–2016Hampton (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Early lifeEdit

Johnson graduated from North Mecklenburg High School in 1993. He was an all-county selection as a senior.[1]

College careerEdit

Johnson attended and played collegiately for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He redshirted his freshman year[2] before lettering in basketball for four years and was selected in the All-Freshman team of the Metro Conference. As a sophomore, he was a second-team All-Conference USA selection and then a two-time first-team All-C-USA selection.[3] C-USA also named Johnson player of the year in 1998.[4] He graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.[5] With Johnson, Charlotte appeared in the NCAA post-season tournament in 1995, 1997, and 1998 and was the top regular season Conference USA team in 1995 and 1997.[6]

Professional careerEdit

In the 1998 NBA Draft, he was selected by the New York Knicks with the 9th pick of the 2nd round (38th overall). In his brief NBA career he played in five games for the Knicks in the 1999–2000 season, registering 6 points and 7 rebounds.

Overseas, Johnson played professionally in Italy with Sony Milano (1998–1999), Scavolini Pesaro (2000–2001, 2002), Metis Varese (2001–2002), Lauretana Biella (2004) and Sebastiani Rieti (Serie A2, 2004–2005), in Spain with Etosa Alicante, and in Greece with Olympiacos.[7]

In January 2006, Johnson signed with KK Union Olimpija of Slovenia.[8] In April 2007 he moved to the Israeli league and signed with Elitzur Ashkelon, where he played until the end of the season.[9] In January 2009 he signed with Maccabi Rishon LeZion in the Israeli league.[10] He played in the Israeli team Ironi Nahariya the next season and was waived in January 2010.[11]

Coaching careerEdit

In 2010, Johnson became head coach of the basketball team of Providence Day School in Charlotte. The team won 18 games and made the quarterfinals for the first time since 2007. Johnson became an assistant coach at Hampton University the following year.[5] He left the Hampton Pirates after the 2015–16 season.


  1. ^ "All-Observer Basketball Previous Winners". Charlotte Observer. April 23, 2011. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Nandagiri, Rohith (March 10, 1998). "DeMarco Johnson sends 49ers to the fore". The Daily Cougar. University of Houston. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "DeMarco Johnson draft profile". NBA. Archived from the original on February 7, 2001.
  4. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (March 5, 1998). "Brannen's numbers lie". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "DeMarco Johnson". Hampton Pirates. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  6. ^ Charlotte 49ers index Archived January 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Olimpija lands DeMarco Johnson[permanent dead link], retrieved October 4, 2006
  8. ^ "Union Olimpija signed DeMarco Johnson". NLB. January 3, 2006. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007.
  9. ^ DeMarco Johnson (2006–2007 profile by Israeli League)
  10. ^ DeMarco Johnson (2008–2009)
  11. ^ DeMarco Johnson leaves Ironi Nahariya

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