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RGV Vipers Acquire Forward Chris Johnson

November 23, 2016 - NBA G League (G League) - Rio Grande Valley Vipers News Release

Edinburg, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Houston Rockets, announced today that they have acquired forward Chris Johnson and waived guard Paul Jesperson.

Chris Johnson is a 6'6, 201 lbs. forward from the University of Dayton. Johnson was drafted with the seventh overall pick in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft. Johnson played in three seasons with the Vipers from 2012-15. During his NBA D-League career, Johnson has averaged 15.1 points per game and 5.21 rebounds per game.

Chris Johnson has suited up for various NBA teams such as the Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks and most recently the Utah Jazz. During the 2015-16 season, Johnson appeared in 70 games for the Jazz.

Paul Jesperson appeared in one games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, in a 152-128 win over Maine Red Claws.

The RGV Vipers host LA D-Fenders back to back on Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27. Season tickets for the Vipers 2016-17 season are on sale now. For more information, contact the RGV Vipers at 956-972-1144 or visit the Vipers Pro Shop in Uptown Plaza.


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