Cameron Johnson: Family, Girlfriend & Net Worth

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A power forward for Phoenix Suns, Cameron Johnson sees himself on a fast track to NBA success. Following his rookie season, the Moon Township-born basketball player appeared in the 2021 NBA Finals with the Suns but lost to the Bucks.

Johnson was picked by Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2019 NBA Draft, but they immediately traded him to Phoenix Suns; they signed him on a four-year rookie contract.

After his rookie deal and an option contract (for the 2021 season) ended, he signed another one-year option with the Suns for the 2022-23 season.

Cameron Johnson, An NBA Player
Cameron Johnson, An NBA Player (Source: Instagram)

His hard work & determination, along with noteworthy gameplay, has made him a valuable asset to Phoenix Suns.

Johnson admits that his basketball success wouldn’t be possible without his family’s support- thanks to his parents’ grooming with a competitive spirit among the siblings.

Want to know more about Cameron Johnson’s family, girlfriend & earnings? Below are the details.

Quick Facts

Full Name Cameron Jordan Johnson
Date of Birth March 3, 1996
Age 28 Years Old
Birth Place Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign  Pisces
Chinese zodiac Rat
Height 6 ft. 8 in./ 203 cm/ 2.03 m
Weight 95 kg/ 209 lbs. 
High School
  • Moon Area High School
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School
University
  • Pittsburgh University (2014- 2017)
  • The University of North Carolina (2017- 2019)
Father’s Name Gilbert Johnson
Mother’s Name Amy Johnson
Siblings Three Brothers (Aaron, Donovan, Braylon)
Relationship Status Dating
Girlfriend Kayla Michelle
Children None
Profession Basketball Player
League  NBA
Position  Power Forward 
NBA Draft Round: 1, Pick: 11th overall (2019)
Current Team Phoenix Suns (2019- now)
Jersey Number 23
Career Highlights & Awards First-team All-ACC (2019)
Net Worth   $5 Million
Social Media Instagram
Merch Signed Rookie Card, Signed Jersey
Last Update  July 2024

Cameron Johnson | Early Life & Family

Cameron Jordan Johnson, a native of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, was born on March 3, 1996. He is the second eldest of four sons to Gilbert Johnson and Amy Johnson.

His mother is Croatian-American & works as a school nurse.

Both his parents are former college basketball players, no wonder they support their kids’ interest in sports.

Cameron has an older brother named Aaron Johnson & two younger brothers: Donovan “Puff” Johnson & Braylon Johnson.

Cameron Johnson With His Father Gill Johnson & Three Brothers
Cameron Johnson With His Father Gill Johnson & Three Brothers (Source: Instagram)

Growing up, the siblings rivaled each other to become the best in basketball, which would propel Johnson to his NBA career.

The player attended Moon Area High School before transferring to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, where he graduated with a diploma.

More On Brothers!

Nothing much on Johnson’s eldest brother Aaron is out. 

His younger brother Donovan “Puff” Johnson, born on October 11, 2000, attended Moon Area High School for three years.

As a senior, Donovan transferred to Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix and graduated in 2020. There, he averaged 14.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.

Puff Johnson currently plays college basketball at the University of North Carolina. Even if his freshman season (2020-21) didn’t go well, he finished his sophomore season with 3.1 points per game, 2 rebounds per game & 0.5 assists per game.

Cam Johnson With His Younger Brothers, Donovan & Braylon
Cam Johnson With His Younger Brothers, Donovan & Braylon (Source: Instagram)

Donovan Johnson scored 11 points in the 2022 NCAA Division I Championship loss against Kansas Jayhawks before exiting the game due to illness.

Cameron’s youngest brother Braylon plays with the basketball varsity team at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix.

Professional Career As An NBA Player

Cameron Johnson became the first-round (11th overall) pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2019 NBA Draft. But the Timberwolves immediately traded him to Phoenix Suns to acquire Jarrett Culver.

Since his rookie season (2019-20), Johnson has been playing for the Suns.

A devout Christian, the basketball player wears jersey number 23, in part a dedication to Psalm 23.

Cameron made his NBA debut for the Suns in a 130-122 win against LA Clippers on October 26, 2019. His first-ever game as a starter was in a loss to LA Lakers on February 10, 2020.

Johnson Playing For The NBA Team Phoenix Suns
Johnson Playing For The NBA Team Phoenix Suns (Source: Bulls Score)

The power forward also led the Suns to the 2021 NBA Finals, but they lost to Milwaukee Bucks in the series of 6 games by 4-2.

In the 2021-22 season, he finished third as the NBA Sixth Man of the Year, behind Tyler Herro (winner) and Kevin Love. In that season, he totaled 822 points from 607 field attempts & 42 offensive rebounds while making 99 assists.

With the Suns, Cameron Johnson went into the 2022 NBA Playoffs (of the 2021-22 season) but lost Mavericks in the Conference Semi-Finals.

The team’s head coach Monty Williams named Cameron as the starting power forward for the Suns in the 2022-23 NBA season.

He joined notable starters like Devin Booker (SG), Cameron Payne (PG), Chris Paul (PG), Deandre Ayton (C), Torrey Craig (PF), and Mikal Bridges (SF).

Collegiate Basketball

Before being the NBA Draft pick, he played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh & the University of North Carolina.

Cam Johnson enrolled at Pittsburgh in 2014 & played there until 2017, with 8 points per game (583 points), 3 rebounds per game & 1.3 assists per game. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.

As a graduate transfer, he went to the University of North Carolina & played in 2017-18 & 2018-19 seasons.

In two seasons with UNC, through 62 games, Johnson averaged 15 points, 5.3 rebounds & 2.4 assists per game.

Cameron Johnson | Age, Height & Body Measurement

The American basketball player with a sharp shooting ability is noted for his athletic agility & vertical jump. Johnson stands 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall and weighs 95 kg (210 lbs).

Born in 1996, Cameron is 28 years old.

The NBA star with dark brown eyes & Afro fade black hair is right-handed. He has a 6 feet 10 inches wingspan that assists him in taking offensive rebounds and, on the defensive side, for the steals.

Who Is The Girlfriend Of Cameron Johnson?

The prying eyes to witness Johnson’s wave-making gameplay could not leave his love life unnoticed too. Currently, the power forward is in a relationship with his model & entrepreneur girlfriend, Kayla Michelle.

While Cameron keeps his Instagram profile without mentions of his dating life, Kayla posts adorable pictures of the duo on her Instagram (@kaylamcn).

It is not known when and how they began dating. But it was in September 2021 Michelle first shared a picture with the NBA star on her social media.

Cameron Johnson With His Girlfriend Kayla Michelle
Cameron Johnson With His Girlfriend Kayla Michelle (Source: Instagram)

Through her IG posts, it is clear that Kayla is passionate about riding horses & often shares pictures of her galloping through fields and training with her equine friends.

Cameron’s girlfriend, Kayla Michelle, is a graduate of the University of Arizona (2017- 2021).

According to her LinkedIn profile, she has been serving as the CEO of Replica Farm (for equestrian sales and breeding) in Warren, New Jersey, since June 2020.

Moreover, Kayal is a fashion model & works with The Agency Arizona.

Aside from her own ventures, she is an avid supporter of her boyfriend’s NBA career & frequently attends his games.

Girlfriend Was Harrassed While Attending A Game

Cam Johnson’s girlfriend Kayla Michelle was subjected to unruly behavior during Game 3 of the 2021 NBA Finals in Milwaukee.

According to Johnson, a towel was thrown on her, she was kneed in the back of the head, and she had beer spilled on her. He didn’t know of the situation until the game’s conclusion.

Cameron Johnson’s Net Worth

As of July 2024, Johnson owns an estimated net worth of $5 million. The hefty fortune is the result of his multi-million dollar worth of NBA contracts.

Through five NBA seasons, his career earnings stand at $18.341 million.

Johnson Signed A $18.59 Million Rookie Contract Of Four Years With The Suns In 2019
Johnson Signed A $18.59 Million Rookie Contract Of Four Years With The Suns In 2019 (Source: Instagram)

Aside from his basketball career, the Pittsburgh alumnus pockets a great deal through endorsements; he has paid partnerships with DICK’S Sporting Goods and Flower Child (kid’s meal).

In 2019, shortly after Phoenix Suns signed him, he had bagged a sponsorship deal with sports giant Nike. Further detail on that contract is not out.

NBA Contracts & Salary

Cameron Johnson, the first-round pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, signed his rookie contract with Phoenix Suns on July 6, 2019. The four-year deal was worth $18.59 million.

On December 20, 2020, the Suns offered him the option of $4.43 million for the 2021-22 season.

Moreover, the power-forward agreed to another option deal on November 1, 2021, that earns him a salary of $5.89 million in the 2022-23 season.

The top three earners of the Suns are Devin Booker (salary of $56 million), Deandre Ayton ($33.2 million) & Chris Paul ($30 million).

In November 2022, Johnson was offered a four-year rookie-scale extension with the Suns that could earn him $17 million a year. But he let go of the deadline to sign the extension, turning it down.

Without an extension or a new contract, the NBA player will become an undrafted free agent after the 2022 season.

FAQs

Which team Cameron Johnson plays for?

Johnson has played as a power forward for the NBA team Phoenix Suns since 2019. He was the first-round pick of the Timberwolves in the 2019 NBA Draft, but they traded him to the Suns immediately.

What college did Cameron attend?

Cameron Johnson went to the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 & remained there until 2017, earning a degree in communications. Then, as a graduate transfer, he attended the University of North Carolina (2017-19) before the NBA draft.

How Much Is Cameron Johnson's salary in the 2022 season?

The NBA power forward signed a one-year option with the Suns for the 2022-23 season that will earn him a salary of $5.89 million.

 

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