Johnny Juzang Bio: Family, Ex-Girlfriend And Car Crash

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Johnny Juzang currently plays as a small forward for the Utah Jazz and the Salt Lake City Stars (2022-present). 

He inked a two-way contract with the Jazz after not being selected in the 2022 NBA Draft.

After playing 24 games in the G-League, Juzang finally made his NBA Debut on February 28, 2023, against the San Antonio Spurs.

Johnny Juzang For The Utah Jazz
Johnny Juzang For The Utah Jazz (Source: Sporting News)

With a mixed ethnicity background, Juzang comes from a family of high achievers, including his talented siblings.

Regarding his romantic life, he was previously in a relationship with a TikTok personality, Emma Smith. So, what’s the update on his relationship?

This article covers Juzang’s family background, the journey from high school to the NBA, contracts, net worth, and dating profiles.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jonathan Anh Juzang
Known As Johnny Juzang
Date of Birth March 17, 2001
Age 22 Years Old
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Father’s Name Maxie Juzang
Mother’s Name Hanh Payton-Juzang
Siblings Two
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Height 6 feet 7 inches/ 201 cm/ 2.01 m
Weight 215 lbs/ 97 kg
  • High School: Havard-Westlake School
  • College: Kentucky (2019-2020), UCLA (2020-2022)
NBA Draft Undrafted (2022 NBA Draft)
Playing Career 2022-Present
Current Team
  • Utah Jazz (2022- Present)
  • Salt Lake City Stars (G League team of Indiana Pacers)
Awards & Achievements
  • Third-team All-American-NABC (2022)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2022)
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2021)
Position Small Forward
Jersey Number 33
Base Salary for 2022-23 $500K
Net Worth $100K-$200K
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Photo
Last Update March 2024

Johnny Juzang’s Family Details!

Jonathon Anh Juzang was born in Los Angeles on March 17, 2001, to parents Hanh and Maxie Juzang. His mother is Vietnamese, and his father is Creole (the last name is French).

His father graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.

After working for IBM as a System Engineer and Account Executive for four years, he founded his own Healthcare IT company, Specialized Systems, Inc. (SSI), which was later acquired by Web MD.

Maxie then worked for Web MD for seven years as the VP of the Western Region and the VP of the Radiology Division before leaving to start his current company, Healthcare Staffing Professionals, Inc.

Johnny Juzang Parents
Johnny Juzang Parents (Source: Instagram)

On the other hand, her mother, Hanh Payton Juzang, completed her Bachelor’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.

She has worked in various roles, including senior account manager at Avaya/Lucent Technologies, marketing director at HSP, Inc., wealth management at Merrill Lynch, and currently as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley.


Johnny Juzang’s brother, Christian Juzang, played basketball at Viewpoint School and collegiate basketball at Harvard University from 2016 to 2020.

He is now a venture associate at Struck Studio since January 2023.

Johnny Juzang With His Siblings
Johnny Juzang With His Siblings (Source: Instagram)

His sister, Lauren Juzang, attended Harvard Westlake School from 2016 to 2020 and played varsity volleyball.

She is currently studying at Syracuse University. Lauren is also a musician who has released several singles and EPs.

Age, Height & Body Measurements

Johnny Juzang is currently 22 years old. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

He has a height of 2.01 m (6 feet 7 inches) & a weight of 215 lbs (97 kg).

In addition, his standing reach and wingspan measure 2.60 m (8 feet 6.5 inches) & 2.10 m (6 feet 11 inches), respectively.

High School & Collegiate Career

Johnny Juzang attended Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles for high school. During his junior year, he led his school to their first league title since 2011, scoring 25 points in the championship game.

An alumnus of Harvard-Westlake High School committed to playing collegiate basketball for Kentucky.

Johnny Juzang During His Time At UCLA
Johnny Juzang During His Time At UCLA (Source: Instagram)

However, during his freshman year, Juzang was mainly a benchwarmer playing behind Tyrese Maxey and Immanuel Quickley and saw little playing time.

As a result, he decided to transfer to UCLA for his sophomore and junior year.

Throughout his college career, Juzang played in a total of 85 games, with 57 starts across three seasons, and averaged 11.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

NBA Journey

Juzang secured a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz & Salt Lake City Stars after going undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft.

He played his first game in the G-League for the Salt Lake City Stars against G League Ignite on November 6, 2022, prior to his NBA debut.

On January 26, 2023, he recorded his career-high 30 points in the G-League playing against the G-League Ignite.

The small forward made his NBA debut on February 28, 2023, in a 102-94 loss against the San Antonio Spurs. Lauri Markkanen scored the game’s high score of 28 points.

Car Crash

In July 2022, Johnny Juzang had an unfortunate start to his professional career. He missed NBA Summer League practice due to a minor car accident, which was confirmed by a statement from the Jazz.

According to Juzang, he and his girlfriend were T-boned while making a left turn, but fortunately, both of them were okay.

He stated that he experienced concussion symptoms a few days to a week after the accident, with the first two days, particularly difficult.

Net Worth & Contracts

As of 2024, the small forward for the Utah Jazz is estimated to have a net worth of anywhere between $100k and $200k.

Additionally, he has signed an endorsement deal with WME Sports, allowing the company to represent his name, image, and likeness.

On July 15, 2022, Juzang signed a two-way contract with the Jazz. As per the reports, the two-way contract players will receive half of the NBA’s minimum salary, which is around $1 million.

Therefore, his 2022-23 season salary is approximately $500k.

At the end of the 2022-23 season, he will become a restricted free agent with a qualifying offer of $1.76 million.

Johnny Juzang’s Past Relationship with Tiktok Star Emma Smith

During his college days, the Utah Jazz small forward was in a relationship with Tiktok star Emma Smith, who would often attend his games and cheer him on.

After he scored 28 points in the 51-49 victory over Michigan, which led the Bruins into the Final Four, Emma posted videos after the game and even shed tears, which went viral on social media.

Unfortunately, the couple has since broken up, and the reason for their separation is not publicly known.

Johnny Juzang Ex-Girlfriend, Emma Smith
Johnny Juzang Ex-Girlfriend, Emma Smith (Source: Instagram)

Emma Smith was born on May 24, 2001, in Indianapolis and is now engaged to Faze Temper, a YouTuber whose real name is Thomas Oliveira.

The couple announced their engagement in November 2022 after Faze proposed to Emma at the Christ The Redeemer Statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Emma’s Tiktok account features dance, lip-syncing, and behind-the-scenes modeling content, and she has a large following of 107k followers on Instagram and 702.7k followers on TikTok.

Who Is Johnny Juzang Dating Now?

The two-way basketball player is currently in a relationship with Izzy Hatcher.

Juzang’s girlfriend, Hatcher, is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Conservation Biology, which she attended from 2018 to 2022.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Izzy previously worked as a hostess at Jasper’s for two years until 2018.

Johnny Juzang And His Girlfriend Izzy Hatcher
Johnny Juzang And His Girlfriend Izzy Hatcher (Source: Instagram)

Johnny and Izzy are yet to open up about how they began dating, but they seem to be in a relationship since 2022.

On February 7, 2022, the Utah Jazz shooting guard shared a picture with his lover, wishing her a birthday. A month later, on March 17, 2022, Hatcher wished her beau Johnny his 21st birthday.

Yet, the privacy bars over their love story still remain.

Popularity Graph

Johnny Juzang was named to the Third-team All-American- NABC & First-team All-Pac-12 in 2022.

Popularity Graph Of Johnny Juzang
Popularity Graph Of Johnny Juzang (Source: Google Trends)

The graph above represents the volume of searches of Johnny Juzang for the past twelve months, with a peak occurring in June 2022.

The primary cause of this significant increase in searches was the occurrence of the NBA Draft during that period. Unfortunately, Juzang was not selected in the draft.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Did Johnny Juzang get drafted?

Unfortunately, Johnny Juzang was undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft.

When did Johnny Juzang sign the contract?

Juzang inked a two-way contract on July 15, 2022, allowing him to play for both the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake City Stars.

Suyash Shrestha
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