Daniel Johnson is establishing himself as one of Australia’s most exciting athletic big men. After returning from a stint in US college DJ signed with the Melbourne Tigers as their ‘Young Australian Player’ for the 2008-09 NBL season. From Melbourne he joined the Adelaide 36ers where he had great success being the clubs MVP on three occasions.
DJ was named the NBL’s most improved player following the 2012/13 season in a break out year that also saw him scoop the pool at the Adelaide 36ers awards being named MVP and winning the clubs Most Improved Player and Players Player awards. In 2013/14 he was named in the NBL’s All Star 5 after leading the 36ers into the Grand Final series averaging 19.6 ppg and 7.0 rpg for the season.
Following this success DJ was recruited by Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rico before a move to Europe joining Polish team Stelmet Zielona Gora for the 2014/15 season. He has also been a member of the Australian Boomers National Team squad.