Former Rutgers big man Myles Johnson deciding between two Pac-12 schools
Myles Johnson was a huge part of Rutgers’ success during the 2020-21 season, but the B1G All-Defensive Team selection decided to transfer out of the program in the offseason. His transfer options are dwindled down to two.
Dushawn London of 247Sports reported on Thursday that Johnson is deciding between UCLA and Stanford to continue his college basketball career. He will announce his decision on Friday.
Johnson spent three seasons with the Scarlet Knights and was a contender to win the B1G Defensive Player of the Year award last year. He averaged 8.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, all career highs.
Over the course of his three seasons in Piscataway, Johnson appeared in 90 games with the Scarlet Knights. He’ll still have two years of eligibility remaining at either UCLA or Stanford, thanks to the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all winter student-athletes during the 2020-21 academic year.
Johnson provides a nice inside presence on the offensive end of the floor and is able to clean up misses on the offensive glass while also being an effective shot alter guy and rim protector on the defensive end. He’ll be a significant asset to either the Bruins or Cardinal next season.