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Pitt Panthers basketball: John Johnson officially leaves program

Johnson and the Panthers have elected to go their separate ways as of Monday afternoon.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

After spending just one season with the Pittsburgh Panthers, sophomore guard John Johnson is no longer with the program. According to a tweet from Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Johnson and the Panthers have decided to go their separate ways as of Monday afternoon.

Head coach Jamie Dixon will reportedly address the situation with the media following Monday's game with Fordham.

Johnson averaged 4.2 points and 1.2 assists last season while coming off the bench. A point guard, he played around 14 minutes a night in backup duty. After losing out on a spot in the rotation during fall practices, Johnson was unlikely to see much time on the floor. He is yet to release a statement on his reported departure from Pittsburgh.

Johnson will now continue his collegiate basketball career elsewhere. No programs have been listed as possible transfer schools, although it seems likely he will make a decision in the coming weeks.

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