STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Former Pittsburgh guard John Johnson is headed east to transfer to Penn State.
Nittany Lions coach Patrick Chambers said Tuesday that Johnson will join the team for practice after the current semester ends. Under NCAA transfer rules, Johnson will be eligible to play for Penn State after the end of the 2013 fall semester.
The 6-foot-1 Johnson played in all 39 games last year as a freshman for Pitt. The Philadelphia high school standout averaged 4.2 points and shot 38 percent from 3-point territory.
Johnson will join Philadelphia native D.J. Newbill in the Penn State backcourt. The sophomore who transferred from Southern Miss is averaging 14.7 points a game.
Guard Tim Frazier, who is out for the year with a left Achilles injury, is also expected to return next season.
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