"I enjoyed my time at U of L," said Johnson, who will be coached by former U of L assistant Scott Davenport at Bellarmine. "I have a lot of great memories, in particular our team reaching the Final Four my sophomore year. I will cherish the learning experiences and moments I have had at U of L, and even though one door is closing, another is opening up for me. While I won't be at U of L, I will still be here in this city that has been so supportive of me. I want to thank everyone for their support and thank Coach Pitino for the opportunity to play at Louisville."
"We appreciate Perrin's efforts and dedication over the last three years in helping rebuild Louisville Basketball," said U of L Coach Rick Pitino. "I really respect his decision to finish up his degree at Bellarmine and get the playing time he deserves."
Johnson appeared in 62 games during his three-year career with the Cardinals, totalling 93 points and 73 rebounds. He earned a scholarship his junior year, scoring four or more points in five games while averaging 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds last season. He started four games as a sophomore, averaging five points and 3.3 rebounds in those four starts while hitting 9-of-12 shots from the field. He scored a career high eight points against Tennessee State as a sophomore.