STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Aaron Johnson has decided
to finish his collegiate career elsewhere.
Penn State coach Ed DeChellis on Monday announced that Johnson,
a junior forward and second-leading scorer, will transfer.
"At the end of this past season, I spoke with Aaron to discuss
his future with the program," DeChellis said. "Following our
discussion, both Aaron and I came to a mutual understanding that
it would be better if Aaron continued his basketball career at
a different institution."
Johnson averaged 11.8 points and 9.9 rebounds in 30 games,
including 28 starts, as the Nittany Lions finished 7-23, their
third 20-loss season in the last four years. Penn State also
came within one game of going winless in the Big Ten Conference,
edging Northwestern, 65-62, on January 22.
"Coach DeChellis and I sat down following the season to discuss
my future here at Penn State," Johnson said. "We came to the
conclusion that I would pursue my basketball career elsewhere."
Johnson has one year of playing eligibility remaining.