Monday, May 19, 2008
ISU's Johnson to Transfer
Iowa State sophomore forward Wesley Johnson is leaving the Cyclones and will transfer to another school, according to a release by the school. He reportedly packed up his things and left school on May 10 without notifying any coaches or teammates. "Shocked would be the best way to describe my reaction," coach Greg McDermott said. "It’s a setback for the team. I wish Wesley well, but my energies will be directed to the players committed to Cyclone basketball." McDermott visited Johnson at his home in Texas on Sunday, but it did not change anything. "I wanted Wesley to fully understand how a transfer can impact his development for a professional career," McDermott said. "His mind was already made up." Johnson averaged 12.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game during his two seasons at Iowa State.