Villanova sophomore guard Ty Johnson of Plainfield, N.J., is transferring, the school announced.
Johnson came to Villanova in 2011 after announcing his college choice on SNY.tv and spent one season in a Wildcats’ uniform. He appeared in all 32 games in 2011-12 and started nine games. The 6-3 guard averaged 3.3 points, 1.0 rebounds, and 17.7 minutes per outing.
“We’re going to miss Ty,” said Villanova head coach Jay Wright. “He has handled this with class. We all respect his work ethic, athletic ability and commitment to this program. We want what’s best for Ty.”
Villanova is now starting freshman Ryan Arcidiacono and sophomore Darrun Hilliard in the backcourt, and also added Wake Forest transfer Tony Chennault.
Johnson plans to work out with the coaching staff while he completes the fall academic semester at Villanova.
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