Avery Johnson Jr. transfers from Texas A&M, to join father at Alabama

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Avery Johnson Jr. announced he would transfer from Texas A&M after only one season.

“First off, I just want to say thanks to Coach [Billy] Kennedy & his staff for offering me a scholarship and giving me a great opportunity to play here,” he said via his Twitter account. “Also, I want to thank all my teammate’s for everything but I have decided to transfer to another school to continue my basketball career.”

It’s not surprising where the son of the former NBA point guard and head coach will land. According to Matt Zenitz of AL.com, the 5-foot-11 rising sophomore will join his father at Alabama.

On April 5, Avery Johnson was named the next head coach of the Crimson Tide, replacing Anthony Grant, who was relieved of his duties after six seasons.

In one season with the Aggies, Avery Johnson Jr. averaged 1.4 points per game, making 13 appearances.

Avery Johnson Jr., son of former NBA head coach Avery Johnson, commits to Texas A&M

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Avery Johnson Jr., a 5-foot-11 high school senior point guard and son of former NBA point guard and head coach Avery Johnson, committed to Texas A&M to play basketball on Saturday afternoon, according to Johnson Jr’s Twitter account.

A point guard from Plano West High School in Plano, Texas, Johnson Jr. ran with the very talented Texas Titans in the Nike EYBL last spring and summer and was a backup point guard to another Texas A&M commit, point guard Alex Robinson.

Johnson Jr. played 18 games for the Titans in the EYBL and averaged six points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in 15.4 minutes of action per game.

Illinois native and shooting guard Peyton Allen joins Johnson Jr. and Robinson to round out Texas A&M’s current 2014 class.