PITTSBURGH (AP) — University of Pittsburgh junior point guard Xavier Johnson is transferring.
Head coach Jeff Capel said in a statement “it was in everyone’s best interests that we part ways.”READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 372 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing County Total To 89,917
— Xavier Johnson “1” (@TheXavierJ0) February 24, 2021
Johnson will enter the transfer portal immediately. The move ends an eventful three-year run with the Panthers for Johnson. He averaged 14.2 points per game in 81 career games, 78 of them starts.READ MORE: 95-Year-Old Squirrel Hill Woman's Birthday Wishes Granted Thanks To UPMC, Nonprofit
He arrived shortly after Capel was hired in the spring of 2018 and made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference freshman team in 2018-19.
Guard Xavier Johnson is leaving Pitt. Johnson will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal immediately. Johnson was averaging 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. It was a mutual decision @KDKA
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) February 24, 2021
Johnson leaves ranked 30th on the school’s all-time points list (1,152).MORE NEWS: Openings Still Available For AHN Johnson And Johnson Vaccine Clinic In Monroeville By Appointment Only
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