The Kentucky Wildcats will be without Johnny Juzang next season. After one season at UK the California native announced Friday he is entering his name in the transfer portal.
— Johnny Juzang (@JohnnyJuzang) March 27, 2020
On Juzang’s decision Kentucky head coach John Calipari said, “I talked to Johnny last night along with his family and let him know if he wants to come back here that this option is always open to him. Johnny had a great year and really got better as the season went on. I always enjoyed coaching him, and if there’s an opportunity to continue to do so, I would welcome it with open arms because Johnny is a great kid and a skilled basketball player with a bright future.”
As a freshman, Juzang played in 28 games in which he averaged 12.3 minutes of playing time. He finished the year scoring 2.9 points per game with 1.9 rebounds and 0.3 assists.
Juzang signed with Kentucky as a four-star recruit from Studio City, California. He was expected to be one of the Cats top three-point shooting threats, but as a freshman, he shot just 32.6% from downtown.
His best game came on Feb. 8 in Tennessee against the Volunteers when he scored a career-high 13 points and went a perfect 3-3 from behind the three-point line.