Former Memphis guard Jamal Johnson announced Wednesday he is transferring to Auburn. The rising sophomore will have to sit out the 2018-2019 season and will have three years of eligibility left with the Tigers.
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A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Johnson averaged 6.9 points with 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists as a freshman at Memphis. He started in 27 of the Tigers’ 34 games in 2017-2018.
Johnson played at Spain Park High School, where he was a teammate of Auburn basketball player Austin Wiley. As a senior, the 6-3, 178-pound Johnson averaged 24.8 points per game along with 7.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Johnson’s efforts earned him First Team All-State honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association.