D. Johnson leaves NC State, enters transfer portal

Guard Diamond Johnson is within the switch portal, making her the third NC State ladies’s basketball participant to depart this system this spring.

Ahead Jakia Brown-Turner is transferring to Maryland and heart Camille Passion goes to Illinois. The Wolfpack went 20-12 this previous season, shedding 64-63 within the first spherical of the NCAA match to Princeton.

Johnson was the main scorer for NC State (12.3 factors per recreation) however was restricted to 22 video games due to an ankle harm. She final performed Feb. 16, lacking the ACC and NCAA tournaments.

Johnson was the sixth-ranked recruit within the ESPN HoopGurlz high 100 for 2020, behind Paige Bueckers (UConn), Angel Reese (LSU), Cameron Brink (Stanford), Caitlin Clark (Iowa) and Kamilla Cardoso (South Carolina).

The 5-foot-5 Johnson, a guard from Philadelphia, performed her first season with Rutgers and made the Massive Ten’s all-freshmen group. She spent the previous two seasons at NC State and was the ACC’s Sixth Participant of the 12 months in 2022, when the Wolfpack made the Elite Eight.

Johnson has two years of eligibility left with the COVID-19 waiver from 2020-21. She is just not at present listed within the portal as a graduate switch, which might make her instantly eligible for subsequent season. Thus, she might have a waiver from the NCAA to play in 2023-24 as a result of she has already transferred as soon as.

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