UNC Men's Basketball Bio
11 Brice Johnson
Johnson Johnson 818903

 

CAREER

Scored his 1,000th career point in the ACC Tournament championship game vs. Notre Dame • Has 1,038 points, 619 rebounds and 104 blocks • Is the 72nd Tar Heel and second active player (Paige) to score 1,000 • Has scored 20 or more points six times in his career, five times in 2014-15 • Has scored in double figures 55 times and shot 55.4 percent from the floor • 10 career double-doubles, including eight as a junior, seven of which came in ACC play (East Carolina, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Syracuse, Boston College, Duke and Miami) • Career high 24 points against Richmond as a sophomore and 17 rebounds against East Carolina on 12/7/14.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15)

Third-team All-ACC selection by the coaches and media and earned first-team All-ACC Tournament honors • Led UNC in field goal percentage (.566), made field goals (207) and rebounding (7.8) and was second in scoring (12.9) and blocks (42) • Was fourth in the ACC in FG% and seventh in rebounding • Had the third-most points in the ACC among players without a three-point field goal (Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas) • Led UNC in scoring in the ACC Tournament at 18.0 ppg and shot 58.8% from the floor and was 12 of 14 from the free throw line (.857) • Led UNC in scoring (13.6), rebounding (8.4) and FG% (.609) in UNC’s nine ACC road games • Led Carolina in ACC play in rebounding (8.5), field goal percentage (.583) and field goals made (102) and was second in scoring (13.3, just 0.2 behind Paige).

Grabbed 10 or more rebounds nine times in the last 23 games (had done it three times in his first 85 games as a Tar Heel) • Scored 16 or more points in 12 of the last 20 games with 16, 17 three times, 18 twice, 19 twice, 20 twice and 22 twice • Led UNC in scoring 12 times, one off the team high • Scored in double figures 27 times, including 18 of UNC’s 22 ACC games (UNC went 13-5 vs. ACC opponents when he scored 10+, 1-3 when he did not) • Made 35 of his last 45 from the free throw line (.778) •Made seven or more field goals in six of the first 22 games and 11 of the last 16 games.

Game Highlights: Shared UNC scoring honors in the Sweet 16 vs. Wisconsin 15 points on 7 of 9 FG shootingGrabbed 13 rebounds and added three assists, two blocks and two steals vs. Arkansas – was his first career game with multiple assists, blocks and steals Made 10 of 12 shots from the floor (the highest single-game percentage by a Tar Heel this season) in the ACC championship game win vs. Notre Dame • Scored eight points in the first 8:25 of the second half to help UNC go from down five at the half to ahead by nine • Only took one field goal attempt over the final 11:35Scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the second half vs. Louisville in ACC quarterfinal (had scored 13 points in first two games vs. the Cardinals this year) • Scored four straight points after UL led 56-57 and UNC never trailed again • Shared UNC scoring honors with 17 points and added nine rebounds in ACC Tourney win over Boston College • Was 8 for 17 from the floor (17 attempts were a career high).

Scored 11 of his 17 points in the first half vs. Duke, which helped the Tar Heels hold a 32-30 lead at the halfJust 1 of 9 from the floor but had nine rebounds and a season-high four blocked shots at Georgia TechScored his ACC personal best 22 points, including 16 in the second half, and added 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals in the win at Miami • Made 11 of 15 field goals, which is a career-high for makes and the most by any Tar Heel this year • Was his seventh double-double in ACC games and his fourth career 20-point gameMade UNC’s first field goal in the game vs. NC State, but did not make another basket and finished with four points in the loss to the WolfpackHad 18 points and 12 rebounds in the OT loss at Duke Fouled out early in overtime at CameronLed Carolina with 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the floor at PittWas 9 for 14 from the floor and had 20 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in win at Boston College Had 14 points, a game-high eight rebounds and a season-high tying three blocks vs. Virginia • Had 10 rebounds, but matched his season scoring low with two points on 1 of 2 field goal attempts (previous low in attempts was 5 vs. UCLA) in the loss at Louisville  • Went 6 for 6 from the floor and finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high three blocks (his fourth double-double in the last six games) in the win over SyracuseScored 15 of his 17 points and grabbed eight of the 11 rebounds against the Orange in the second half • Scored UNC’s first six points to open the second half, cutting a five-point deficit to one, and scored six more in a row (four from the line) late in the game to stretch a two-point UNC lead to 80-73Had 18 points and a game-high 14 rebounds against Florida State • Suffered back spasms before the game and fell hard on his back early in the contest but shot 7 for 9 from the floor • Scored 12 of his 18 in the second half, including one stretch when he scored seven straight UNC points • Led UNC with 19 points, 13 of which came in the first half, in win at Wake Forest • Played a career-high 31 minutes and made 8 of 11 shots from the floor against the Deacs • Game high 11 rebounds, including a career-high tying six offensive rebounds, vs. Virginia Tech, helping the Tar Heels out-rebound the Hokies, 49-22 • Grabbed a game-high 11 boards and added 11 points in win over Louisville • Jump hook with 36 seconds to play gave Carolina a 70-69 lead, its first lead since early in the second half.

Went 8 for 10 from the floor and led Carolina with 18 points and added nine rebounds in win over #12 Ohio State • Scored 12 of his team-high 15 points at Kentucky in the first half • Scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds against East Carolina • Made 9 of 15 shots from the floor against the Pirates (missed his first three attempts) • Became the first Tar Heel since John Henson in 2011 to post a double-double in a half as he had 13 and 11 in the first 20 minutes vs. ECU • The 17 rebounds were the most by a Tar Heel since Tyler Zeller had 22 against Ohio in 2012 • Had two points in a season-low 12 minutes in loss to Iowa (picked up three fouls in four minutes in the first half) • Was Carolina’s defensive player of the game in the win over UCLA • Led UNC in scoring in the first two games – 12 against NC Central and 23 vs. Robert Morris • Grabbed eight rebounds in each game • Made a career-high 10 field goals in 15 attempts (which matched his career high in attempts) against Robert Morris • The 23-point game was his second career contest with 20-plus points (24 vs. Richmond on 11/23/13).

 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14)

Led UNC in field goal percentage and blocks, was second in rebounding and fourth in scoring • Finished third in media voting for the ACC's top sixth man Converted 23 of 31 field goal attempts in his last four games Went 62 for 94 from the floor in the last 13 games (.660) Scored in double figures 19 times (10 times in ACC play including the ACC Tournament), including 10 of the last 14 games Blocked at least two shots in 13 games, including a career-high five against Pitt on 2/15/14.

Suffered a sprained right ankle with 14:41 to play in the first half and was unable to return in the loss to Iowa State • Had two points and two offensive rebounds in just two minutes of action before suffering the injury, which occured when he stepped on the foot of another player • Played an outstanding game against Providence in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots • Grabbed four offensive rebounds and scored on all four second-chance opportunities for eight points • Started Carolina's rally from seven points down with under five minutes to play with a pair of field goals that cut the Friar lead to three • Earlier he hit two free throws after a media timeout that tied the game at 60, UNC's first points after an 11-0 Providence run.

ACC Highlights: Had 15 points (his highest output in nine games), a team-high nine rebounds and two steals at Duke as he made 7 of 9 shots from the floor • Scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half at Cameron • Grabbed nine of UNC's 20 total rebounds against the Blue Devils • Reverse layup with 2:25 to play was one of the game's biggest baskets in UNC's 63-61 win over Notre Dame • Scored UNC's only two field goals in the first nine minutes of the second half vs. the Irish • Had 10 points on 5 of 8 shooting at NC State and set a great screen on Marcus Paige's game-winning drive to the basket • Made 7 of 9 shots from the floor against Wake Forest • Limited to 14 minutes vs. Duke because of early foul trouble (had three in five first-half minutes) • Posted his second career double-double with 14 and 11 in win at Florida State • Blocked a career-high five shots and added 13 points and seven rebounds in win over #25 Pitt • Made all eight shots from the floor and finished with 19 points (11 in the second half) and seven rebounds vs. Maryland • Was 14 for his last 36 from the floor prior to the Maryland game • Scored in double figures (10 pts) for the first time in seven games in the win over NC State • Scored six of his eight points and had two assists in the first half in the win at Georgia Tech • Was on the floor as UNC built a 10-point lead in the second half despite having two starters on the bench with four fouls • Had 12 points and nine rebounds at Wake Forest.

Pre-ACC Highlights: Scored in double figures for the first time in five games with 14-point, 7-rebound, 3-assist, 2-steal effort vs. UNCW • Had 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks in win at #1 Michigan State • Scored consecutive baskets to break a 49-all tie to start a 16-3 UNC run • Earned all-tournament honors at the Hall of Fame Tip-off • Had 13 points in win over Louisville • Scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds (first double-double) vs. Richmond • Scored 14 second-half points vs. the Spiders • Grabbed a then-career-high nine rebounds vs. Belmont • Had 12 points, including six in a key 18-3 run, vs. Holy Cross • Scored 10 points and had five rebounds and a career-high four assists vs. Oakland • Was his first double-figure scoring game since Miami on 1/10/13.

 

 

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)

Played in all 36 games • One of four players to appear in all 36 games • Averaged 5.4 points • Was the fourth leading rebounder on the team with 3.2 per game • Scored in double figures nine times, but not in the last 21 games • Converted a team-high 51.1 percent from the floor • Was second on the team with 19 blocked shots • Averaged 4.1 points and 2.6 boards in ACC regular season play • Played effectively in win over Virginia with six points and four rebounds and a steal in 11 minutes • Grabbed six rebounds in OT win over Virginia Tech • Scored in double figures in one ACC game (10 against Miami at home) • Made 6 of 8 shots for 12 points and added three offensive rebounds and three steals in win over UNLV • Led UNC with eight first-half points against UNLV as the Tar Heels built a nine-point lead at the break • Scored in double figures for the first time in three games with 10 points and seven rebounds agianst McNeese State • Limited to 15 minutes against East Carolina because of illness • Had 12 points, eight rebounds and two assists against East Tennessee State • Scored eight of his 10 points in the first half at Indiana • Season-high 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the floor in his first start against Chaminade • Added two blocks and two steals against the Silver Swords • Scored eight of his 10 points at Long Beach in the first half, helping UNC erase a six-point deficit and take a 33-32 lead at the half • Also had a season-high eight rebounds at Long Beach • Netted 12 points in 12 minutes against Florida Atlantic.



PREP
Won Gatorade South Carolina Boys Basketball Player of the Year honors as a junior and senior • Parade All-America • Averaged 25.4 points, 14.3 rebounds, 8.3 blocks and three assists per game as a senior • Led Edisto to a 15-5 record and the second round of the Class 2-A Tournament • Averaged 23 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks in 2011 • Played for his dad at Edisto High School in Cordova, S.C. • Played in the Jordan Brand Classic • Two-time state champion in the high jump • Also played one year as a wide receiver • Member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
 
PERSONAL
Born Jonathan Brice Johnson on June 27, 1994, in Orangeburg, S.C. • Son of Herman and Renee Johnson • Majoring in exercise and sport science in the sport administration program.
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 187
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Orangeburg, S.C.
High School: Edisto
Major: Exercise & Sport Science
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