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David Johnson signs deal with Toronto Raptors

The former Cardinal and Shamrock is now officially a Raptor.

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After being selected with the 47th overall pick in last month’s NBA draft, Louisville’s David Johnson has now officially inked a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors.

While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, it’s a safe bet that Johnson — like Jordan Nwora this past season — will spend a heavy chunk of his rookie year suiting up for the “Raptors 905” of the G-League.

Johnson made his NBA Summer League debut for the Raptors on Sunday against the New York Knicks. He recorded five points, one rebound and three assists in a little over 21 minutes of court time.

As a sophomore in 2020-21, Johnson was the only player in the ACC to rank among the top 25 in both rebounding and assists, averaging 12.6 points, 3.2 assists (15th in the ACC) and 5.8 rebounds (21st). Though his numbers dipped towards the end of the season, the Trinity High School product was still an honorable mention All-ACC selection.

Congrats to DJ on (officially) realizing a lifelong dream.