Hometown: Mountain View, CA
High school: St. Francis HS
College: Fresno State
Birthdate: May 07, 1992
Born May 7, 1992 in Grand Forks, N.D to Jennifer and Milton Johnson. His mother Jennifer serves in the United States Air Force, Tyler has four siblings, Brandon, Lauren, Logan and Gabe. Tyler considers his mother his most important role model. Her strength and support are what keeps him focused and motivated to be the best player and person he can be.
He enjoys cooking and spending time with his family. He has a son named Dameon Johnson. His favorite athlete growing up was Kobe Bryant. His biggest athletic thrill was winning the NorCal title game. He went to St. Francis Higher secondary for high school and chose to attend Fresno State because it was the perfect situation for him.
Johnson played four seasons at Fresno State University, appearing in 127 career games (87 starts) and averaged 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.10 steals and 27.9 minutes while shooting 45.6 percent from the field, 37.4 percent from three-point range and 71.6 percent from the foul line.
He finished his collegiate career ranked No. 16 on Fresno State’s all-time scoring list (1,346 career points).
As a senior, he was named to the All-Mountain West Second Team and shot 43.2 percent from three-point range, the sixth-highest single-season three-point field goal percentage in school history.
After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Johnson joined the Miami Heat for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On August 7, 2014, he signed with the Heat. However, he was later waived by the Heat on October 25, 2014. On November 3, 2014, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce as an affiliate player.
On January 12, 2015, Johnson signed a 10-day contract with the Heat. Three days later, he made his NBA debut against the Golden State Warriors, appearing for 1:44 minutes and scoring two points on a pair of free throws. On January 22, the Heat decided to not retain Johnson after his contract expired and two days later, he returned to the Skyforce. He later re-joined the Heat on January 29 as he signed another 10-day contract with the team. On February 1, he had a season-best game for the Heat as he recorded 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting, as well as 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks, in the 83-75 win over the Boston Celtics. On February 8, he signed a two-year deal with the Heat.