Every Fresno State fan needs a lighted Bulldog basketball court for pickup games, right?
One’s for sale, but you’ll have to move to Miami to get it. You also need lots of cash.
The court is part of the 9,476-square-foot home of former Fresno State basketball star and current NBA Miami Heat standout Tyler Johnson.
The price: $5.25 million.
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In 2016, Johnson signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Miami Heat. Johnson’s lived in the exclusive, custom-built Pinecrest home for about a year, said Kimberly Knausz, estate agent for One Sotheby’s International Realty.
The home, which was put on the market Wednesday, had received four serious inquiries by Friday, she said.
“Pinecrest is an affluent suburb of Miami with close proximity to Miami and not far from the beach,” Knausz said. “The lots are much larger than anything you would get closer to Miami.”
With its lush South Florida foliage and location on Suburban Drive, the home is on the most highly desirable street in Pinecrest, a exclusive community of 20,000, Knausz said.
Pinecrest attracts athletes, people in the entertainment industry, business executives and doctors, Knausz said.
Knausz said Tyler Johnson bought the home so his mother Jennifer and brothers could move in with him, his wife and young son. Brother Logan Johnson is a highly regarded basketball player from Saint Francis High School, Tyler Johnson’s alma mater. The school is located in the Bay Area town of Mountain View.
Logan Johnson, who is the 43rd-rated player in California by ESPN, decided earlier this month to play his senior year at Saint Francis. In an interview with the Bay Area News Group in June, he explained his decision and said his older brother supported his plans.
“Since those plans changed, it’s such a huge house that it doesn’t make sense for his (Tyler Johnson’s) small family at this point,” Knausz said.
Tyler Johnson bought the Miami house “with the intention of his extended family moving in with him,” Knausz said. “His brother is being so heavily recruited that they are staying in California.”
She added: “It’s a beautiful home, it’s gorgeous and the finishes are top of the line.”
The home was built in 2009 and has six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a theater, game room with a bar, pool and hot tub, cabana, covered outdoor patio with summer kitchen, chef’s kitchen, elevator and in-ground trampoline.
Don’t forget the lighted half-court in Fresno State colors, with the Bulldog mascot caricature in the rectangular key in front of the free-throw line.
“That has not become a point of discussion,” Knausz said.