FAU guards D’Andre Johnson and Maceo Baston to transfer


A native of Detroit, D’Andre Johnson spent two years behind starting point guard Marquan Botley. Photo by Max Jackson

Josue Simplice, Sports Editor

Sources close to the FAU basketball program have announced that the team will be without sophomore guard D’Andre Johnson and freshman guard Maceo Baston. Both intend to transfer, but neither has mentioned the schools that they are considering.

Both players originate from Detroit, Michigan. An influx of incoming recruits and players such as redshirt junior guard Adonis Filer (a highly regarded Clemson transfer who is eligible to play next season) could mean that minutes could be sparse for the backcourt.

Johnson is a holdover from the Jarvis era who has been on the team since the 2013-2014 season. He averaged 3.7 points this season, a decrease from the 6.4 he averaged his freshman season.

His minutes dwindled from 23 minutes per game in 2013 to 13 minutes per game in 2014, and he also missed six games due to an ankle injury.

Baston was the first Curry signee, but he did not garner much playing time this season. He only played in six of a possible 29 games and averaged 0.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

The Owls are coming off a 9-20 and 2-16 season in Conference USA in head coach Michael Curry’s inaugural season. The Owls are seeking to improve by adding new recruits such as small forward Jeanthal Cylla and power forwards Jesse Hill and Connor Shorten.

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