Johnson to transfer from Purdue

It's now official: Ronnie Johnson will transfer from Purdue.

Ronnie Johnson will transfer from Purdue, the school announced on Saturday. The news was first reported by Boiler Sports Report on Friday afternoon.

Johnson, a sophomore, averaged 10.8 points and 3.7 assists per game. However, he was inconsistent with his play, part of the reason Purdue was willing to let him leave, according to a source.

"Ronnie has expressed his interest in transferring from our program and we have granted him his release," Purdue coach Matt Painter said. "We wish Ronnie the best of luck as he continues to pursue his education and basketball career."

This was largely a mutual decision, with each party looking for change. The Boilermakers added senior guard P.J. Thomson to their 2014 class on Monday, setting up a replacement for Johnson.

A possible landing spot for Johnson has not yet been decided.

Boiler Sports Report will continue to update this story as it develops.

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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