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AUBURN, AL - DECEMBER 22 - Auburn's K.D. Johnson (0) during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Alabama State Hornets at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023. Photo by Jamie Holt/Auburn Tigers

Auburn Basketball Guard K.D. Johnson Enters Transfer Portal

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn guard K.D. Johnson announced today on social media that he will enter the transfer portal to play elsewhere for his final year of eligibility next season. He is the first player to leave The Plains after a first round NCAA Tournament exit against Yale 78-76 this season. 

Johnson spent his freshman year in Georgia before transferring to Auburn to play his next three seasons for the Tigers. He helped his team to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, an SEC regular season championship in 2022, and an SEC Tournament championship this season. 

The 6-foot Atlanta native averaged 7.1 points per game, 1.8 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game this season. However, he averaged an outstanding 12.3 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game in the 2021-2022 season.  

Johnson brought a lot of energy to the Tigers and the Jungle during his Auburn career, whether it was a much needed 3-pointer or a fast break dunk. This will be a valuable loss for the Tigers coming into the next season. 

There are also other Tigers, such as Dylan Cardwell, Johni Broome, and Chris Moore, to decide to either return for next season, hit the portal, or declare for the 2024 NBA Draft. Auburn will look in the transfer portal as well to find replacements.