Clayton Johnson Clayton Orien Johnson (born April 14, 1980) is an American Professional Basketball player of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Johnson was drafted in the second round of the 2002 NBA draft my Orlando.
Early Life Johnson, born in Atherton, California is the son of Jameel Johnson, born in Kingston, Jamaica and who came to the United States in his younger years. Jameel Thompson was a basketball player and first overall pick of the 1968 NBA Draft. Clayton’s mother Tonya Mose is a college Tennis player with the University of San Francisco. Clayton earned All-American, All-State, and All-League honors in basketball. Johnson played four seasons of college basketball at UCLA.
Personal Life Johnson lives with his family in Philadelphia. His first child and daughter Candice was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe intellectual and developmental disability, seizures, jerky movements, frequent laughter or smiling and usually happy demeanor. He also has a son, Cameron.
His older sister, Tatiana, played basketball for Arizona State University and plays in the WNBA, while younger brother, Dante is a Major League Baseball player with the Oakland A’s.
Player Profile Johnson was selected with the 46th overall pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2002 draft. He was then traded that summer to the Philadelphia 76ers. Johnson has collected five championship as a member of the 76ers. Johnson has made 2 All Star appearances. At 6’5 Johnson has a season career average of 7.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 assist per game.
Charity work and causes Johnson started the Clayton Johnson Travel Abroad Fund, which partners with SALIM, a Study abroad program for Low Income Minorities. Johnson Study Abroad Fund raises money to support low income high school minority students with 3.0 + grade point average participate in summer programs abroad. Johnson has also raised money to support research for Angelman Syndrome as well as AIDS.
By Shereda Julian