Former Ohio State freshman guard Meechie Johnson announced two weeks ago that he was entering the transfer portal. On Monday, he revealed his destination.
Johnson is transferring to South Carolina where he will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Johnson played in 26 games this past season for the Buckeyes, starting five times. He suffered a facial injury in practice which cost him a handful of games. He averaged 4.4 points per game this past season and had games of 13 and 14 points in just the third and fourth game of the season for Ohio State, but never posted double figures again.
Johnson scored just 26 points over the course of the Buckeyes’ final 15 games of the season.
Johnson enrolled early as a true freshman in 2020-2021 and actually reclassified to the 2020 class in high school. He played in 17 games in 2020-2021. Because of COVID, student-athletes were granted a free year of eligibility, so Johnson actually began the 2021-2022 as a true freshman as well.
Johnson’s decision comes one day after the Buckeyes landed West Virginia transfer guard Sean McNeil. Like Johnson, McNeil is more of a combo guard than true point guard. McNeil averaged 12.2 points per game last year as a senior.