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Former 4-Star Johnny Juzang Announces Transfer From Kentucky

Kentucky players Johnny Juzang and Nick Richards get pumped.

LUBBOCK, TEXAS - JANUARY 25: Forward Nick Richards #4 (far left) and guard Johnny Juzang #10 (far right) of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrate after the college basketball game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at United Supermarkets Arena on January 25, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

Johnny Juzang was a major member of Kentucky's 2020 recruiting class. After just a year in Lexington, he's heading elsewhere, as a new entrant to the transfer portal.

Juzang was the No. 33 overall recruit in the country, per 247Sports' composite ranking system. It also has him at No. 9 among small forwards and No. 3 in the state of California.

The former Harvard Westlake star's decision came down to four major programs. In the end, the Wildcats beat out fellow powers Kansas, Oregon, and Virginia. The decision bumped Kentucky's class to No. 1 in the country.

Moments ago, he announced that his time in Lexington is over. "This last year at Kentucky was one of the best experiences of my life," the forward posted to Twitter. "With lot's of thought and consideration, I've decided to put my name into the transfer portal."

Johnny Juzang appeared in 28 games for the Wildcats, starting two. His impact was pretty limited as a true freshman, however. He averaging 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in just over 12 minutes per game. He got 37.7-percent from the field, 32.6-percent from three, and over 83-percent from the field. Right now, it is unclear what types of programs that Juzang will consider, and if he's looking to play closer to home in California, or if he doesn't have a major preference. Whichever school lands him is getting a major talent though. [


— Johnny Juzang (@JohnnyJuzang) March 27, 2020

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