WVU Guard Kedrian Johnson Declares for NBA Draft
While the West Virginia Mountaineers have managed to land multiple players in the transfer portal and return key members for the 2023-2024 season, guard Kedrian Johnson will not be one of them.
West Virginia managed to retain players the likes of Joe Toussaint, but his fellow backcourt member Kedrian Johnson plans to forgo the 2023 season and declare for the NBA Draft.
The declaration for Johnson comes after his third consecutive season where his game took a leap forward. Johnson spent three seasons in Morgantown and each year, the senior from Dallas has improved.
In his freshman year with the Mountaineers, Johnson averaged 1.3 PPG, 0.8 RPG, and 0.6 APG. He built on top of a freshman season where he didn’t see the court much with a sophomore season averaging 5.3 PPG, 2.2 RPG, and 1.7 APG. In Johnson’s junior year with the Mountaineers, he averaged his career-best numbers of 11.7 PPG, 2.2 RPG, and 3.1 APG.
Thankfully for West Virginia, last week news broke that Arizona transfer Kerr Kriisa would be joining the Mountaineers after transferring last season. While Kedrian Johnson is a big loss for Bob Huggins, things are trending in the right direction to fill his spot with a capable player.