Aug. 20, 2008
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Former USC standout Angelo Johnson has transferred to Southern Miss, head coach Larry Eustachy announced Wednesday afternoon. Johnson, a point guard, will have to sit out this year due to the NCAA's transfer rules, but will be allowed to practice with the team.
A three-star prospect out of high school by Rivals.com, Johnson will have three years of eligibility remaining after playing his freshman season with the Trojans.
"We are very excited to have Angelo in the program," Eustachy said. "We expect him to help our team and really contribute in the backcourt next year."
Last year, Johnson played in 33 games for USC, starting 11. He averaged 4.5 points per game, while hitting 40.3 percent (27-of 67) from beyond the arc. He was also third on the team with 68 assists (2.06/game).
Johnson went to USC out of Stoneridge Prep, where he led the squad in scoring with 13.7 points per game while dishing out 4.1 assists. Johnson was the No. 9 prospect among fifth-year players by Hoopscooponline.com and the No. 114 recruit overall by Rivals.com.