Hall of Fame basketball player Marques Johnson went on to become one of the most distinguished players in history.
Crenshaw High School
At Crenshaw High School under legendary Head Coach Willie West, Johnson went on to win the Los Angeles City Section 4-A Division Player of the Year in 1973 along with going undefeated in his last two seasons. Johnson was inducted into the Crenshaw Hall of Fame in 2018.
Johnson attended UCLA under the guidance of legendary coach John Wooden. In his sophomore season in 1974–75, Johnson helped lead the Bruins to Coach Wooden's 10th and final NCAA Men's Division I basketball championship. Johnson continued to excel and would go on to win the first John R. Wooden Award in addition to the USBWA College Player of the Year and every major award that season as the nation’s best collegiate basketball player. Johnson became Coach Wooden’s last all-american. In 1996, UCLA retired his number 54
In 1977, Johnson was drafted third overall by the Milwaukee Bucks, coached by the renowned Don Nelson. Johnson helped lead Milwaukee to five division titles. In his second season, Johnson was the NBA’s third leading scorer. An additional fun fact, Johnson coined the term point forward, a position played out of necessity in 1984. Johnson’s #8 jersey was retired on March 24, 2019.