Jer'Vaughn Johnson, a 6-6, 240-pound forward origianlly from Compton, Calif. and played at San Diego State last year, will transfer to Cal State Fullerton according to TitanCentral.com sources. He will sit out this year and have two years eligibilty beginning in the 2009-10 season.
Johnson had career numbers of 1.8 points on 53.5 percent shooting and 1.6 rebounds in 54 games during his two-year SDSU career. This past season, Johnson averaged 0.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 23 ballgames.
Johnson, a three-star recruit according to Scout.com, played highschool at Centennial High in Compton, Calif. He earned freshman All-America honors from Student Sports and was one of just three freshmen invited to the prestigious ABCD Camp in Tenack, N.J. His senior season season, he helped lead Centennial to a 22-6 record and earned sixth team all-state honors. Johnson was rated the 26th best player in the country in the class of 2006 by basketballphenoms.com.
"Jervaughn will come in and be one of the strongest players on our team next season," SDSU head coach Steve Fisher said when he originally signed with the Aztecs. "He has a major college basketball body right now. He will be hard to guard because of his strength and size inside and compliments with a good perimeter game. He is accustomed to winning and expects to win."
Greg Hicks of Scout.com said during the recruiting process that Johnson is a "well-put-together young forward who may end up at the three or four. Perimeter skills are decent. Nice feet, moves very well. Possible high major prospect."