- Larry Johnson
Dallas' Larry Johnson was a 1987 McDonalds High School All-American at Dallas Skyline for coach J.D. Mayo. At Odessa College he became the first two-time NJCAA Player of the Year winning the award in 1988 & 1989. The 6'7" Johnson was a two-time All-American at UNLV in 1990 and 1991. In the 1990 NCAA title game vs. Duke he had 22 pts & 11 rebounds in 103-73 win which was the largest margin of victory ever in a title game. His senior year playing for Coach Jerry Tarkanian, the Running Rebels posted a perfect 27-0 regular season record but were upset by Duke in the Final Four. Johnson was the 1990-91 John R. Wooden Award winner and was also named the Naismith College Player of the Year. He was the 1st overall pick in the 1991 NBA Draft by Charlotte Hornets (1991-1996). "LJ" played for the New York Knicks from 1996-2001 helping them win the 1999 Eastern Conference title. Johnson was named the 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year and was selected to NBA All-Star Teams in 1993 & 1995. His career NBA totals include 11,450 points and 5,300 rebounds for an average of 16.2 PPG & 7.5 RPG. Johnson also represented his country as a member of the 1994 FIBA World Championship team. He currently works for the New York Knicks as a basketball & business operations representative. Johnson was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.