Jumping Johnny Wilson
- Category : 1927-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (6,7,20)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Individualism 1
American professional sportsman who played baseball for one year with the Chicago American Giants in the Negro leagues before playing basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters from 1949 to 1954. He gained his nickname for being the only player on his high school team able to dunk the basketball.
Wilson spent eight years as head basketball coach at Wood High School in Indianapolis, then sixteen years as head coach and athletic director at Malcolm X College, compiling a 378-135 (.737) record. Afterwards, he worked as an assistant coach for Anderson College and Anderson High School. Wilson was the assistant basketball coach at Lock Haven University at the time of his death on 11 January 2019.
Wilson was the subject of the book Jump Johnny Jump! written by Dick Burdette.
Wilson was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the Anderson University Athletic Hall of Fame. He was named one of Indiana's 50 best basketball players of all time.