Follow the blog on Twitter and Facebook.Noel Johnson, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound, sophomore guard has transferred from Clemson to attend Auburn University and play basketball in 2011-12, head coach Tony Barbee announced Friday. Johnson will be eligible following the 2011 fall semester and will have 1.5 years of eligibility for Auburn.
"We are excited about Noel joining the Auburn Family," Barbee said. "He is a talented player. When you have a guy with his size and his skills, a 6-foot-8 guard who can handle it, who can shoot it, who can pass it, he is a matchup nightmare for teams. He is a big-time shooter. When he lets the ball go you think it is going in every time. He shoots with range. He can do a lot of things. He is very skilled."Johnson played seven games for Clemson this year, averaging 2.9 points and 1.6 rebounds in 13.1 minutes. As a freshman last season, he averaged 4.8 points in 32 games.He was the No. 3 small forward in his class by ESPNU coming out of Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Ga., in 2009.Johnson enrolled in classes at Auburn on Thursday. He is the son of Lynbert "Cheese" Johnson, a star at Wichita State from 1976-79, who played for the NBA's Golden State Warriors.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Basketball adds Clemson transfer Noel Johnson
This happened yesterday at the moment Cam Newton declared for the draft, so it didn't really get its due. But here's some info from Auburn about basketball about the transfer of Clemson guard Noel Johnson: