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For the American basketball player of the 1990s, see Larry Johnson (basketball).

Larry Johnson
Born November 28, 1954 (1954-11-28) (age 55)
Morganfield, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
College University of Kentucky
Draft 2nd round, pick 2, 1977
Buffalo Braves
Pro career 1977–?
Former teams Buffalo Braves

Larry Johnson (born November 28, 1954, in Morganfield, Kentucky) is a retired American 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. ^ a b c Larry Johnson enters Hall of Fame, by Brandon Cole, Union County Advocate website, posted June 6, 2007

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