The Auburn Tigers basketball program has underwent a type of renaissance since Bruce Pearl's arrival. The Tigers went 25-6 last season and punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2003. And they just got some more good news heading their way.


Sought-after transfer combo guard Jamal Johnson announced his intentions to commit to Auburn. Johnson will sit out the 2018-2019 season but will have three years of eligibility remaining. 

Johnson, a 6-4 former 3-star prospect, chose Memphis coming out of high school but never felt at home with the program. During his freshman season at Memphis, Johnson averaged 6.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. He began exploring transfer options shortly after the season and ultimately landed with Auburn.


“Just talking to coach Pearl and the staff and talking to the team and just touring the campus and seeing all of it. I just feel at home here. This campus is amazing and the team is amazing. I just got a great feel,” Johnson told 247Sports.

Along with Auburn, Johnson had been considering Middle Tennessee, UAB, UNC Charlotte and Louisiana Tech as transfer possibilities.