Skinny Johnson
Personal information
Born(1911-08-16)August 16, 1911
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
DiedFebruary 5, 1980(1980-02-05) (aged 68)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
High schoolCentral (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
CollegeKansas (1930–1933)
PositionCenter
Career highlights and awards
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

William C. "Skinny" Johnson (August 16, 1911 – February 5, 1980) was an American basketball player during the 1930s. As a 6-4 (192 cm) center Johnson was among the tallest players of his time. The Oklahoma City native attended the University of Kansas (1929–33), where he was a three-year letterwinner under coach Phog Allen. He was named First-Team Big Six Conference twice (1932, 1933) as well as Second-Team Big Six Conference (1931) once. During the 1930s he played amateur basketball with several AAU teams. He briefly coached collegiate basketball at Cleveland Chiropractic College (1937) in Kansas City, Missouri as well. On May 2, 1977, Johnson was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player.