Rutgers big man, B1G All-Defensive Team selection plans to transfer
One of Rutgers’ top players and one of the best defenders in the B1G is on his way out.
Thursday afternoon, Myles Johnson announced via Twitter that he will be entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal. His decision comes after the Scarlet Knights won their first game in the NCAA Tournament over Clemson, but dropped a second-round game to Houston.
Rutgers won its first NCAA Tournament game in 38 years this season. Johnson was a key part of the team’s success and was named to the B1G’s All-Defensive Team this year.
“With the conclusion of my undergrad, I will be entering the Transfer Portal as a grad transfer and exploring my options,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “I’m thankful for the School of Engineering, my professors, and my academic advisor for supporting my academic endeavors through and through.”
— Myles Johnson (@MylestheMonster) March 25, 2021
Johnson finished the 2020-21 season by averaging 8.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and a B1G-best 2.4 blocks per game. He also averaged 1.1 steals and 0.8 assists and shots nearly 63% from the floor for the season.
Johnson finished the year with 8 double-doubles and had a career game in a 74-63 win over Indiana, totaling 10 points, collecting 10 rebounds and blocking 7 shots, coming up just shy of a triple-double.
In Rutgers’ two NCAA Tournament games, Johnson scored 8 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, blocked 4 shots and had 4 steals.
Johnson will have two years of eligibility remaining at his next destination.