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Johnny Lee O'Bryant III (born June 1, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League. He played college basketball for Louisiana State University.[1]

Johnny O'Bryant III
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O'Bryant with the Milwaukee Bucks in December 2014
No. 3 – Lokomotiv Kuban
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueVTB United League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1993-06-01) June 1, 1993 (age 26)
Cleveland, Mississippi
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High schoolEast Side (Cleveland, Mississippi)
CollegeLSU (2011–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career2014–present
Career history
20142016Milwaukee Bucks
2016–2017Northern Arizona Suns
2017Denver Nuggets
20172018Charlotte Hornets
2018–2019Maccabi Tel Aviv
2019–presentLokomotiv Kuban
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Considered a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, O'Bryant was listed as the No. 7 power forward and the No. 46 player in the nation in 2011.[2]

College careerEdit

In his three-year college career at Louisiana State University, O'Bryant was one of just 14 LSU players to record 1,000 career points and 700 career rebounds. He was also a two-time first-team All-SEC honoree.[3]

On April 1, 2014, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Milwaukee Bucks (2014–2016)Edit

On June 26, 2014, O'Bryant was selected with the 36th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.[4] On July 30, 2014, he signed with the Bucks after averaging 8.2 points in five Summer League games for the team.[5] On October 9, he suffered a grade III sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee.[6] The injury ruled him out of the first 25 games of the season, as he made his debut for the Bucks on December 17.[7] On December 26, he scored a season-high 12 points in a 107–77 win over the Atlanta Hawks.[8]

On November 11, 2015, O'Bryant had a season-best game with 11 points and 9 rebounds in a loss to the Denver Nuggets.[9]

On June 29, 2016, O'Bryant was waived by the Bucks.[10]

On September 23, 2016, O'Bryant signed with the Washington Wizards,[11] but was later waived on October 21 after appearing in four preseason games.[12]

Northern Arizona Suns / Denver Nuggets (2016–2017)Edit

On November 11, 2016, O'Bryant was acquired by the Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA Development League.[13] He made his debut for the Suns in the team's season opener the following day, recording 18 points and 12 rebounds in a 122–106 win over the Iowa Energy.[14] On January 16, 2017, he was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, January 9 through Sunday, January 15.[15]

On January 26, 2017, O'Bryant signed a 10-day contract with the Denver Nuggets.[16] On February 6, 2017, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Nuggets.[17] He returned to the Northern Arizona Suns on February 16 following the expiration of his second 10-day contract. Two days later, he participated in NBA D-League All-Star Game.[18]

Charlotte Hornets (2017–2018)Edit

On February 24, 2017, O'Bryant signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets.[19] On March 4, 2017, he scored a career-high 15 points in a 112-102 win over the Denver Nuggets.[20] Two days later, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Hornets.[21] On March 16, 2017, he signed a multi-year contract with the Hornets.[22]

On February 7, 2018, O'Bryant, along with two future second-round draft picks (2020 and 2021), was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Willy Hernangómez.[23] He was waived by the Knicks the next day.[24]

Maccabi Tel Aviv (2018–2019)Edit

 
O'Bryant with Maccabi Tel Aviv in March 2019

On July 31, 2018, O'Bryant signed a one-year deal with the Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv of the EuroLeague.[25] On December 27, 2018, O'Bryant recorded a career-high 32 points, shooting 5-of-7 from 3-point range, along with five rebounds, three assists and three steals for 44 PIR, leading Maccabi to a 94–92 win over Olimpia Milano.[26] Two days later, he was named EuroLeague Round 15 MVP.[27] O'Bryant went on to win the 2019 Israeli League Championship with Maccabi.

MLokomotiv Kuban (2019–present)Edit

On August 14, 2019, he has signed with Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League. [28]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Milwaukee 34 15 10.8 .367 .444 1.9 .5 .1 .1 2.9
2015–16 Milwaukee 66 4 13.0 .411 1.000 .675 2.7 .5 .3 .1 3.0
2016–17 Denver 7 0 6.6 .467 .667 1.000 1.6 .3 .0 .1 2.9
2016–17 Charlotte 4 0 8.5 .533 .333 .500 2.0 1.0 .0 .0 4.5
2017–18 Charlotte 36 0 10.5 .398 .326 .840 2.6 .4 .3 .2 4.8
Career 147 19 11.5 .402 .360 .663 2.4 .5 .2 .1 3.5

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015 Milwaukee 1 0 12.0 .375 .000 .000 3.0 .0 .0 .0 6.0
Career 1 0 12.0 .375 .000 .000 3.0 .0 .0 .0 6.0

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2018–19 Maccabi 30 28 23.4 .392 .306 .786 5.9 1.3 .5 .3 10.6 9.8
Career 30 28 23.4 .392 .306 .786 5.9 1.3 .5 .3 10.6 9.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "#2 Johnny O'Bryant III". lsusports.net. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Johnny O'Bryant Recruiting Profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Johnny O'Bryant III leaving for NBA". ESPN.com. April 1, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Bucks take O'Bryant in 2nd round of NBA draft". USAToday.com. June 26, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Bucks Sign Second Round Pick Johnny O'Bryant". NBA.com. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "INJURY UPDATE ON JOHNNY O'BRYANT". NBA.com. October 13, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  7. ^ Gruman, Andrew (December 17, 2014). "Rookie O'Bryant could boost suddenly-thin Bucks frontcourt". FoxSports.com. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Johnny O'Bryant 2014-15 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Johnny O'Bryant 2015-16 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Gardner, Charles F. (June 29, 2016). "Bucks waive Damien Inglis, Johnny O'Bryant". jsonline.com. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Wizards Finalize Training Camp Roster". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  12. ^ "Wizards Waive Three". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. October 21, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  13. ^ "Northern Arizona Suns Claim Johnny O'Bryant". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 11, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  14. ^ "Suns cruise past Energy to open inaugural season". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 12, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  15. ^ "Suns' Johnny O'Bryant Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 16, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "Nuggets Sign Johnny O'Bryant to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 26, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  17. ^ "Nuggets Sign O'Bryant to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  18. ^ "O'Bryant to Play in NBA D-League All-Star Game". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  19. ^ "Hornets Sign Forward Johnny O'Bryant To 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  20. ^ "Walker scores 27 as Hornets beat Nuggets, 112-102". ESPN.com. March 4, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  21. ^ "O'Bryant Signs Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  22. ^ "Hornets Sign Johnny O'Bryant to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. March 16, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  23. ^ "Knicks Acquire Two Second Round Draft Picks And Johnny O'Bryant From Charlotte". NBA.com. February 7, 2018. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  24. ^ NY_KnicksPR (February 8, 2018). "Knicks waive Johnny O'Bryant". Twitter. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  25. ^ "Maccabi signs newcomer O'Bryant at forward". EuroLeague.net. July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  26. ^ "Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan". EuroLeague.net. December 27, 2018. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  27. ^ "Round 15 MVP: Johnny O'Bryant, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv". EuroLeague.net. October 29, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  28. ^ "Lokomotiv Kuban signs Johnny O'Bryant". Sportando. August 14, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2019.

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