Alex Johnson Drafted No. 1 In Canada Pro Draft
Aug 20, 2013
MARKHAM, Ontario - Alex Johnson, a Toronto, Canada, native, was the No. 1 pick in the NBL Canada draft. Johnson played for NC State during the 2011-12 season.
Johnson became the first native Canadian to be the top pick in the league's draft. He was selected by the Ottawa SkyHawks, one of nine teams in the league's third season.
"I know Ottawa's a great city and the fans are very supportive," Johnson told NBL Canada's website. "I'm trying to bring leadership and be a people person and hopefully be one of the fan favorites. Whatever the team needs from me then that's what I'll bring."
Johnson came to Raleigh as a graduate student after spending four seasons at CSU-Bakersfield. He played three seasons there and one redshirt year, averaging 9.3 points per game in 83 career contests. He finished second all-time on the school's made 3-pointers list (165) and shot .365 from beyond the arc.
In his one season with the Wolfpack, he averaged 4.4 points and played in all 37 games as NC State went 24-13 and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. He went on to earn his Master's degree in family life and youth development from NCSU.
Mark Gottfried (@Mark_Gottfried) August 20, 2013