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Purdue's Ronnie Johnson transferring

Purdue sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson has decided to transfer, coach Matt Painter announced today. (File photo by the Associated Press)
Purdue sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson has decided to transfer, coach Matt Painter announced today. (File photo by the Associated Press)

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Sophomore leaves after 15-17 season

Saturday, March 15, 2014 05:19 pm
Buzz became fact. Purdue sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson is leaving the program.Coach Matt Painter made the announcement late Saturday afternoon, basically 48 hours after the Boilers' season ended in the Big Ten tourney. They were 15-17 and ended with seven straight losses to finish last in the conference.

“Ronnie has expressed his interest in transferring from our program and we have granted him his release,” Painter said in a university release. “We wish Ronnie the best of luck as he continues to pursue his education and basketball career.”

Johnson averaged 10.8 points and 3.7 assists this season. He started 31 of 32 games. He shot 41.8 percent from the field, 30.4 percent from three-point range and 66.7 percent from the line.

However he had seven turnovers in two of his last four games. He had 70 for the season along with 117 assists. The point guard preference is a 2-to-1 ratio.

In two years he scored 697 points with 256 assists.

Sources said in the last few weeks Johnson representatives had told other college programs he would likely be leaving Purdue.

On Thursday Johnson had said he would return and would work to hold himself and teammates more accountable after the Boilers finished last in the Big Ten.

The Boilers will return freshman backup point guard Bryson Scott, the former Northrop standout. He averaged 6.3 points and 2.6 rebounds.

Purdue also is bringing in a point guard, Indianapolis Brebeuf's P.J. Thompson, who committed last week and who will sign next month.

This means the Boilers will have five veterans, plus five freshmen, for next season.

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