Sidiki Johnson Transferring To Providence, Officially

dave@friarblog —  January 31st, 2012 12:40 PM —  Comments
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In case the word from Friarblog wasn’t good enough (and I can’t blame you), there is now official word that big man Sidiki Johnson will be be transferring to Providence.

Five-Star Basketball: BREAKING: Sidiki Johnson Finds A New Home

Five-Star Basketball has learned that the former 6-9 Arizona Wildcats freshman power forward Sidiki Johnson – who announced that he would transfer in December – has officially found a spot to land.

Providence College – who already has commitments from Five-Star guards Ricardo Ledo and Kris Dunn, along with sharp-shooter Josh Fortune – is where Johnson will make his presence felt next year.

“It’s a good fit because it’s closer to home,” stated Johnson. “Coach Cooley is a real good guy and I like the way he’s rebuilding the program up there.”

From ZagsBlog:

Per NCAA regulations, the 6-foot-8 Johnson must sit out a year and will become eligible in December.

While Johnson has had some issues in the past, I, for one, welcome our new front court overlord. Have we gotten so greedy with Cooley recruiting success that we want to turn down Top 100 ranked forwards? It’s definitely a risk Cooley needs to take here.

Ed Cooley and Providence add quality size in Sidiki Johnson. Friars desperately needed more on the interior and this will help.
Jon Rothstein


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