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DerMarr Johnson

Drafted by: Atlanta, Round: 1, Pick: 6
College: Cincinnati
Height: 6-9
Weight: 200 lbs.
Position: Guard
BirthDate: May 5, 1980
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Expert Analysis
"Because of his 6-9, long-armed frame, Johnson is able to shoot over people with ease. With his ability to put the ball on the floor, Johnson can go by those who crowd his shot, and he has pretty good finishing ability. Johnson glides down the court, and can make the game look effortless at times.

Johnson is slight of build, and is sometimes selective about how hard he plays on the defensive end. That knock on him is due mostly to Johnson's age, but it is an indication that he may not be prepared for the rigors of the NBA.
-- ESPN's Jay Bilas

Early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA draft. Named Conference USA Freshman of the Year and earned Third Team All-Conference USA honors. Named to C-USA All-Freshman team.

College highlights at Cincinnati
Started all 32 games at shooting guard, tallying 18 points in college debut vs. Youngstown State. Earned spot on all-tournament team, averaging 15 points and shooting .571 from the field in three Big Island Invitational games. Posted first career double-double with 12 points and career-best 11 boards vs. Oklahoma. Scored 21 points, all in the first half, in win over Louisville. Hit game-winning basket with 2.6 seconds in regulation vs. DePaul. Scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in NCAA Tournament win over UNC-Wilmington. Scored in double figures in 21 games. Blocked 11 shots in his last six games.

High school highlights
Consensus high school All-American (McDonald's, Parade and USA Today) and named Parade Magazine's National Player of the Year as a senior. Averaged 26.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists while leading Maine Central Institute to 34-4 record and New England Prep School league championship. Scored 2,594 points and amassed 936 rebounds, 445 assists and 293 steals during high school career.
1999-00 32 140 293 .478 70 95 .737 123 45 402 12.6
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Video Highlights
 DerMarr Johnson hits the game-winning jumper against DePaul.
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