Johnson leaves Purdue program

Sophomore guard Anthony Jones has been released from his Purdue scholarship, the third member of the 2012-13 team to transfer from the program.

A third Boilermaker has left the Purdue program. Guard Anthony Johnson has been released from his scholarship and will transfer, the school announced on Monday.

Johnson, a redshirt sophomore, joins fifth-year senior forward Sandi Marcius and sophomore forward Jacob Lawson as departing Boilermakers from last year's team.

"Anthony has been a valued member of our program over the last three years," head coach Matt Painter said in a statement. "We wish him nothing but the best as he moves into the next chapter of his career."

A native of Chicago and standout at Whitney Young High School, Johnson never seemed to find a role at Purdue. He played in 68 games and averaged just 5.2 points per game.

Purdue returns just 10 players from last year's team, with three transfers and two departing seniors. Of those 10, only four scholarship guards remain on the roster.

The Boilermakers are set to welcome three players into the program, including two guards, four-stars Kendall Stephens and Bryson Scott.

Boiler Sports Report will provide further updates on Purdue's latest departure as they become available.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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