SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Utes big man Jayce Johnson has reportedly found a new place to play next season.
Ben Steele of the Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee reported via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon that Johnson has committed to Marquette.
The Deseret News reported on April 9 that Johnson had entered the transfer portal.18 comments on this story
Exactly two weeks later, Johnson's name appeared on the NBA's official list of early entry candidates for its draft in June. Johnson will have until May 29 to formally remove his name from the list.
Listed by the Utes at 7 feet and 235 pounds, Johnson joined the program as a highly touted prospect out of California but largely struggled to live up to the billing. As a junior last season, he averaged 7.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
Johnson will join a Golden Eagles roster that includes former American Fork High School star Brendan Bailey and former Utah State standout Koby McEwen.