Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
NBA Seasons: 3
Johnson returns as co-captain of Ghost Ballers in 2022. The 6’11 Chris Johnson led the BIG3 in blocks per game in 2019, averaging 1.4 blocks per game with the Triplets and the Ghost Ballers, the latter of whom traded for him in Week 6. That was no fluke, either. Johnson is second all-time in career blocks at LSU, behind only Shaquille O’Neal. Johnson isn’t just a big body. He has serious hops, and actually won a dunk contest in the CBA in 2014. Combine that with an obvious aptitude for timing his blocks, and you have one of the most fearsome shot blockers in the BIG3. (In fact, that paragraph was taken from an article describing the BIG3 “Frankenballer,” which named Johnson as the league’s best shot blocker.)
He’s no slouch offensively either, and averaged 12.3 points on 51.4% shooting from the field. He also showed a serious ability to stretch the floor, as he made 9 of his 20 three-point tries (45.0%) in 2021. It’s safe to say that Johnson is one of the BIG3’s best two-way frontcourt threats.