ACC Basketball

Syracuse Losing Two

A lot of games aren’t the only thing Syracuse will be losing this season, as two players are walking away.

First, B.J. Johnson decided to transfer, according to his father. The 6-7 sophomore averaged 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 25 games this past season. He struggled to get consistent playing time as the shots wouldn’t fall for him. He hit just 36% from the floor, including 26% from deep, although had put together a string of good games later, including scoring 19 in an upset over Notre Dame on February 24.

Later, word came down that reserved guard Ron Patterson was also leaving the school. The sophomore guard averaged nearly 14 minutes per game, but also struggle to hit shots. He shot 31.3% from the floor, just 17.3% from deep.

Neither player was projected to contend for starting jobs next year and with a solid class coming in next season, playing time certainly would be an issue.

Neither player has said where they plan to transfer to.

The good news for Syracuse is that it frees up two more scholarships for their incoming class, which is important because of the recent scholarship loses.

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