Larry Johnson (basketball, born 1954)

For the American basketball player of the 1990s, see Larry Johnson (basketball, born 1969).
Larry Johnson
Personal information
Born (1954-11-28) November 28, 1954
Morganfield, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Union County (Morganfield, Kentucky)
College Kentucky (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Buffalo Braves
Position Guard
Number 10
Career history
1977 Buffalo Braves
Stats at

Larry O. Johnson (born November 28, 1954) is an American retired basketball player who had a brief career in the NBA. He was a 6'3" guard and played competitively at Kentucky's Union County High School and the University of Kentucky (UK) from 1973–77. He was the first of three African-Americans from Union County recruited by UK.[1]

Johnson was selected with the 2nd pick of the second round in the 1977 NBA draft by the Buffalo Braves. He played only four games for them in 1977–78 season, averaging 1.5 points per contest.[1] Johnson would go on to play internationally for many years.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Larry Johnson enters Hall of Fame, by Brandon Cole, Union County Advocate website, posted June 6, 2007 Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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