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Larry Johnson

One of the most talented players to ever participate in NJCAA athletics, Larry Johnson excelled at Odessa College earning First-Team All-American and Player of the Year honors in 1988 and 89. He is one of just 12 basketball players in the history of the NJCAA to twice earn First-Team All-American honors. He averaged an alarming 26.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game during his two years with the Wranglers.

He later starred at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, helping guide the Runnin' Rebels to the NCAA title in 1990 and the Final Four in 1991. He averaged 21.6 points per game 11.2 rebounds a game in two seasons at UNLV.

Johnson was twice named a First-Team All-American with the Rebels and was the Big West Conference Player of the Year and tournament MVP in 1990 and 1991. He also won the prestigious John R. Wooden Award and the Naismith College Player of the Year award in 1991.

He was the No. 1 pick in the 1991 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets and played 10 seasons in the NBA with the Hornets and the New York Knicks. He averaged 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds a game for his professional career and won the 1992-93 NBA Rookie of the Year award and was twice named an All-Star.

Johnson also played for the US national team (aka Dream Team II) in the 1994 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.

Photo courtesy of Odessa College.

 

 


Larry Johnson

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