American basketball player Tyler Johnson began his professional basketball career in 2014 at the Miami Heat and has been playing as a guard on the team ever since. Prior to his drafting, he played college basketball for four years and was appointed to the second team of the All-Mountain West Conference as a senior national player. Tyler was also number 16 on the Fresno state scoreboard with 1,346 career points.
This talented NBA star is definitely a high flyer and proudly holds the rank of 50th highest paid NBA player in 2018, 17th highest-paid guard, and 3rd highest-paid player in the Miami Heat.
Tyler Johnson’s Bio
Tyler Johnson was born under the full name of Tyler Ryan Johnson on May 7, 1992, in Grand Forks, a town in North Dakota, United States of America, and his ethnicity is said to be white. He attended Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California before continuing his education at Fresno State University.
During his time in college, he joined the college basketball team, with which he played for four years, performing in 127 games, starting in 87 games and scoring average points of 10.6, rebounds of 4.8, 2.4 assists, and steals of 1.1 in 27.9 minutes per game. He was appointed to the second team of the All-Mountain-West Conference as a senior in college. He also had a claw-breaking record of 1,346 college career points, finishing 16th on the Fresno state goal list.
Tyler Johnson ended his college basketball career after graduating in 2014 and signed up for the NBA draft to advance to the professional league.
The American basketball player was not included in the 2014 NBA Draft after his college graduation but was later signed up as a Free Agent by the Miami Heat in August of the same year. He was retired from the Heats after about two months at the club and was signed by Sioux Falls Skyforce as a partner player for the Miami Heat the following month of November 2014. The following year, Johnson signed again for the Miami Heat on January 15, 2015, for a contract with a term of only 10 days, which continued after another dismissal on January 22 and another 10-day contract signing on January 29. But finally, on February 8, the player was awarded a 2-year contract with the team.
At the beginning of his career in the heats, he scored 26 points and 4 steals in a 115-98 win against the Phoenix Suns. A few days later, immediately after leaving the bench, he scored a career highlight of 24 points and helped the team to a 114-109 win over the Sacramento Kings. The following year in July he suffered a broken jaw, which he sustained during a game for the Heat during the NBA Summer League 2015. Five months later he came back into action and scored 20 points – a season-high after his team’s unfortunate defeat by the Charlotte Hornets. After his game against the Hornets, Johnson was beaten with another injury in his left shoulder, which had to be operated on in February of the following year. After a three-month break from the game, he returned to action and was appointed a restricted agent that same season. He signed a new contract with his team after he refused to be taken over by the Brooklyn Nets.
Partner – Ashley Fletcher, Parents
The American professional basketball player was born by Jenifer and Milton Johnson. His mother Jenifer worked for the US Air Force, where she achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. However, not much is known about the details of his father’s job and profession. He has four siblings, three brothers Brandon, Logan, Gabe, and a sister named Lauren.
The talented player’s love life shows that Tyler Johnson has a very close relationship with his wife Ashley Fletcher, with whom he has a three-year-old son, and another baby is said to be on the way.
His Salary Details
Tyler Johnson has accumulated a huge amount of money in his basketball career. He signed a four-year contract with Miami Heat that included a $50,000,000 guarantee and an average annual salary of $12,500,000. He earns a base salary of $19,245,370, which equals a cap hit of $19,245,370 and a dead cap value of $38,490,740.
It is worth noting that he is currently the third highest-paid player in the Miami Heat, the 17th highest paid Guard, and the 50th highest paid NBA player this year.