The 6’3 guard Dallion Johnson just wrapped up his sophomore season at Penn State. He entered the NCAA transfer portal on 3/22.
Johnson’s role decreased from 21-2022 to the 22-2023 season. He appeared in 6 fewer games, and played almost half the number of minutes he played the year prior.
Again, I have to mention the guard talent was just through the roof on the year’s team, there were plenty of players that lost minutes due to that.
This past season, Johnson appeared in 23 games, averaging 2 points per game, to go along with.7 rebounds per game (per Penn State athletics). Johnson is a great shooter, especially from beyond the 3-point line.
I would not expect Johnson to return to PSU after his limited playing time last season, this is a player that is looking to expand his role. However, at the end of the day if he fits into coach Rhoades’ system, then we could see Johnson back at PSU.
Coach Mike Rhoades will attack the NCAA transfer portal hard this off-season. I’m sure he will bring a few of his former VCU players, but I believe an ideal scenario is a blend of transfer while retaining some of the Penn State core. Kayne Clary, Evan Mahaffey, Jameel Brown, and Kebba Njie would be ideal.