BJ Johnson Headed to La Salle

Former Syracuse forward BJ Johnson is transferring to a school closer to home.

Former Syracuse forward B.J. Johnson has found a new home, he told on Monday. The news was first reported by CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.

Johnson will head to La Salle University in Philadelphia after two years with the Orange. News broke last week that Johnson would move on, and will now play closer to home.

Johnson is a former three-star prospect from Philadelphia, playing for Kobe Bryant’s alma mater at Lower Merion. He committed to Syracuse, though he had an offer from La Salle, but could never find a consistent role. After playing sparingly during two seasons, though seeing increased minutes towards the end of the 2014-15 campaign, Johnson decided to look elsewhere.

The ability to play in front of friends and family was no doubt a big factor in his decision. Johnson averaged just 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds during his sophomore season. He will have two years to play two after sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules.

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