AUSTIN, Texas (March 2, 2017) – The Austin Spurs, presented by SWBC, today announced they have acquired guard Orlando Johnson.
Johnson most recently played in Russia for UNICS Kazan, where he averaged 15.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in eight VTB United League games. Johnson also made 15 Euroleague appearances, averaging 7.6 points and 2.2 rebounds.
He was first acquired by the Austin Spurs in December 2014 where he averaged 17.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 43 games. During the 2015-16 season with the Spurs, Johnson received two GATORADE Call-Ups, first with the Phoenix Suns and second with the New Orleans Pelicans. Johnson was also named a member of the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star West team. For the season, he averaged 15.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 30 games.
Collegiately, he played his freshman year at Loyola Marymount where he averaged 12.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in 31 games before transferring to UC Santa Barbara where he averaged 19.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in 93 games.
Johnson will wear jersey No. 1 when Austin plays at home on Friday, March 3 against the Long Island Nets at 7:30 p.m. at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. For tickets, broadcasts, or the full season schedule, visit www.austinspurs.com.