Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson lands at Houston
Kelvin Sampson landed another quality piece at Houston.
Kelvin Sampson has already made an impact since getting the head coach job at Houston, getting a commitment from talented junior college transfer Torian Graham last month.
On Thursday, Sampson landed another key piece: Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson.
Johnson, a 6-foot point guard, decided on the Cougars after visiting this week.
“Ronnie is a left-handed point guard who plays fast and is a talented open-court player. He pushes the ball, gets into the paint and fits well with our up-tempo style,” Sampson said in a statement. “He is an all-around student-athlete and will be a great addition to our program.”
When Johnson first left Purdue, it was thought that Xavier was the favorite to land his commitment. But the Musketeers backed off after a couple of weeks, and Houston emerged as the frontrunner.
Johnson will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014-15 season. He averaged 10.8 points and 3.7 assists last season at Purdue.
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