— Johnny Juzang (@JohnnyJuzang) April 9, 2020
Juzang is a native of Los Angeles and will now attend the home town school. In his statement, Juzang said, “Growing up in Los Angeles I’ve always followed UCLA and dreamed of playing in Pauley Pavilion.”
He will join a UCLA program that finished second in the PAC 12 standings last season and had was likely on pace to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
As a freshman at Kentucky last season, 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. His best game came on Feb. 8 in Knoxville against the Volunteers when he scored a career-high 13 points and went a perfect 3-3 from behind the three-point line.
Juzang will now return home to California and attempts to pursue a waiver to make him immediately eligible for Mick Cronin and the Bruins net season.