Report: Former Syracuse forward transfers to La Salle

source: AP

La Salle landed a potential impact transfer on Monday as Syracuse forward B.J. Johnson has opted to transfer to the Atlantic 10. The news of Johnson’s move was first reported by‘s Jeff Borzello.

The 6-foot-7 Johnson just finished a sophomore season in which he averaged 14.6 minutes per game. His numbers weren’t particularly productive as he averaged 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. Johnson really struggled the last three games of the season for the Orange, only making one field goal in 51 minutes.

But in the Atlantic 10, Johnson should be more comfortable and he has a chance to be productive piece. The Ardmore, PA native is a former top-150 recruit and still has two more years of eligibility remaining.

Johnson opted to leave Syracuse last week after the school was hit with scholarship reductions.