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Georgia guard K.D. Johnson officially transfers to Auburn

Field Level Media
15 Jun 2021, 06:05 GMT+10

Former University of Georgia guard K.D. Johnson is transferring to Auburn.

Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl announced Monday that Johnson has signed an Athletics Financial Aid Agreement to play next season at Auburn.

Johnson, 20, who played for the Bulldogs last season as a freshman, will have four years of eligibility remaining.

"Three or four years ago, Auburn may have been one of the first schools to offer K.D., and I fell in love with him because he had such a strong personality on the basketball court, he was tough, he was aggressive and he was not afraid," Pearl said. "After last season, and with us having this enormous transition of our backcourt, we were really excited about the possibility of working together. I think he will excel offensively and defensively with what we do."

A 6-foot-1, 190-pounder, Johnson averaged 13.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.2 assists in 22.5 minutes over 16 games for the Bulldogs last season.

The Atlanta native shot 42.2 percent from the field -- including 38.7 percent from 3-point range -- and scored in double figures 12 times last season, including a team-leading four 20-point games.

--Field Level Media

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