2021-22 Season

Report: Brandon Johns Jr. enters the transfer portal

Michigan senior Brandon Johns Jr. has entered the transfer portal.

Johns played four years at Michigan and has one year of COVID eligibility remaining. Johns averaged 3.2 points and 2 rebounds per game as a senior, starting nine games.

Johns was a four-star prospect out of high school who struggled to find consistency in Ann Arbor. He flashed his potential at key moments throughout his career, but was never able to string together an entire season of steady production. He started during Michigan’s Elite Eight run in 2020-21 after Isaiah Livers went down to injury but struggled as a senior. His 2-point shooting dropped from 57% to 40% and his 3-point shooting dropped from 37% to 29%.

Unlike last season, Johns’ COVID year of eligibility would have counted against Michigan’s scholarship limit if he had opted to return in 2022-23.

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  1. Diesmitty

    Actually happy that he’s doing this. Was never going to get a larger role in Ann Arbor. Other posters may have a different perspective but he’s always seemed to take his role in stride even when it clearly was not what he expected and his teammates seemed to like him. Other personalities may have handled his situation much worse. He deserves a shot to play a bigger role in his final college season and I hope he gets it.

    Thanks for your contributions BJJ, particularly in last year’s Elite Eight run.

  2. Dizzo

    He never sulked or pouted even though his role was limited. Always seemed to support his teammates and was ready to give effort when called upon. I respect that and wish him good luck.

  3. EOG24

    Thank merciful Christ

  4. MidnightSnatch

    Probably best for both parties here. Shame he could never reach his potential.

  5. CoryR

    Can I be the first to predict him transferring to Minnesota and dropping 30 on Michigan next year!? But in all seriousness, but of luck to Brandon. He stepped up huge in last year’s Elite 8 run and hopefully he ends up somewhere where he can play significant minutes.

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