Angelo Johnson Considering Four Schools

Angelo Johnson, a 5-foot-11 point guard who is transferring from USC, is considering four schools, according to Howard Pulley AAU head man Rene Pulley. Johnson played at Minneapolis North and Henry along with the Howard Pulley AAU program, before transferring to Marietta Convent Christian and Stoneridge Prep. Minnesota is not expected to look at Johnson, despite needing for point guard depth.

Angelo Johnson averaged 4.5 points and 2.1 assists points per game, making 40.3% of his three-point attempts. Johnson started 11 games last season but, according to the Los Angeles Times, is leaving the team because Coach Tim Floyd declined to guarantee him a spot in the starting lineup.

Rene Pulley said that Johnson is considering Baylor, Southern Mississippi, Cincinnati and Seton Hall. Johnson will visit Baylor and Southern Mississippi this upcoming week and will travel to Cincinnati and Seton Hall the following week.

"He plans to make his decision after that since most schools start classes at the end of August," Pulley said.

Johnson had asked for his release from USC in May, but he was just given permission by the Trojans to look for another school.

Minnesota was thought to be a possible landing spot for Johnson as the Gophers have only one true point guard on its roster in Al Nolen. However, the Gophers are not expected to get involved with Johnson.

The Gopher coaching staff was not at Minnesota when Johnson played in the state and are not as familiar with him as they would like. This was the same reason that the Gophers supposedly passed on trying to land Trevor Mbawke, who had considering transferring back home after paying at Marquette as a freshman.

Johnson will have to sit out the 2008-09 season as a transfer and would have three years of eligibility remaining.


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