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Auburn picks up transfer from Memphis

Gotham Classic - Memphis v Louisville

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Jamal Johnson #1 of the Memphis Tigers takes a shot against Ray Spalding #13 of the Louisville Cardinals in the second half during their Gotham Classic game at Madison Square Garden on December 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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Auburn picked up a key transfer on Wednesday as former Memphis guard Jamal Johnson pledged to the Tigers.

The 6-foot-4 Johnson is a former four-star prospect as he put up 6.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game last season while averaging 26.5 minutes per contest for Memphis. Johnson showed flashes throughout the season, including a 17-point effort against AAC-champion Cincinnati during the final game of the season.

A native of Birmingham, Johnson will be closer to home with his new school, as he’ll have to sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer regulations. Once he’s eligible, Johnson should become a key rotation piece for Auburn, as he has a chance to be a solid scorer.