American basketball player Tyler Johnson started his professional basketball career with the Miami Heat in 2014, playing in the position of a guard with the team since then. Prior to his drafting, he played four years of college basketball and was named to the All-Mountain West Conference second team as a senior. Tyler was also the number 16th on Fresno State’s all-time scoring list with the career points of 1,346.
This talented NBA star is, by all means, a high flyer and proudly holds the rank as the 50th best-paid NBA player in 2018, the 17th best-paid guard and the 3rd best-paid player of the Miami Heat.
Tyler Johnson’s Bio
Tyler Johnson was born with the full name Tyler Ryan Johnson on May 7, 1992, in Grand Forks, a city 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 proceeding to study at Fresno State University for his further education.
While in the college he joined the college basketball team with which he played for four years and appeared in 127 games, started in 87 games and averaging points of 10.6, rebounds of 4.8, 2.4 assists, as well as steals of 1.1 in 27.9 minutes per game. He was named to the All-Mountain West Conference second team as a senior in college. In addition to that, he had a jaw-breaking record by finishing as the 16th on Fresno State’s all-time scoring list with the college career points of 1,346.
Tyler Johnson ended his college basketball career upon graduation in 2014 and he declared for the NBA draft in order to join the professional league.
The American basketballer was not chosen in the 2014 NBA Draft after he graduated from college but was later signed as a free agent by the Miami Heat in August of that year. He was relinquished by the Heats after about two months at the club and was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce as an affiliate player for the Miami Heat the following month being November 2014. In the subsequent year, Johnson re-signed for the Miami Heat on January 15, 2015, for a contract that would last for only 10 days which also followed another layoff on January 22 and another 10-day contract re-sign on January 29. But finally, on February 8th, the player landed a 2-year contract with the team.
Early in his career for the Heats, he recorded 26 points and 4 steals in a 115–98 win against the Phoenix Suns. A few days later, he scored a career high of 24 points immediately after coming out from the bench, helping the team win the Sacramento Kings in a 114–109 victory. In the subsequent year in July, he suffered a broken jaw injury which he sustained while playing for the Heat during the 2015 NBA Summer League. He came back to action five months later and scored 20 points – recorded as a season-high score in his team’s unfortunate loss to the Charlotte Hornets. After his match appearances against the Hornets, Johnson was struck with yet another injury in his left shoulder that demanded surgery in February the following year. He came back to action after three months of inactive play and became a restricted agent that same season and re-signed a new contract with his team after rejecting being signed over by the Brooklyn Nets.
Partner – Ashley Fletcher, Parents
The professional American basketball player was born to Jenifer and Milton Johnson. His mother Jenifer worked at the United States Air Force, obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant, however, not much is known about the job details and occupation of his father. He has four siblings, three brothers Brandon, Logan, Gabe and one 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 amassed a huge amount of money in his basketball career. He signed a four-year contract with the Miami Heat which had a $50,000,000 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $12,500,000. He earns a base salary of $19,245,370, which carries 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 3rd best-paid player of the Miami Heat, the 17th best-paid guard and NBA’s 50th best paid NBA player this year.