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Meechie Johnson is a Gamecock

Meechie decided to officially enter the transfer portal by making the following announcement on his social media pages:


Meechie "Bad News" Johnson entered the Ohio State program as an early enrollee eager to play for the team that he grew up watching. Covid-19 offered a unique opportunity where Meechie would be able to forgo his senior season to join the Buckeyes while essentially allowing him to play two freshman seasons. How is this possible? The NCAA granted a "Covid year" to all players allowing each athlete an extra year of eligibility. Meechie Johnson took full advantage of the opportunity by improving most notably his strength.


Meechie Johnson / Instagram

Playing 17.7 minutes per game for the Buckeyes this season, Meechie Johnson showed a huge improvement from his Covid freshman season to his true freshman season. Putting up a single-game career-high of 14 points against Xavier following a 13-point game against Bowling Green showed promise that the young guard belongs at the major division one level.


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Meechie Johnson went into his final decision narrowing his list down to Pittsburgh, South Carolina, LSU, and DePaul. Taking an official visit with each of the schools, Meechie found his best fit to be South Carolina.


Best of luck to Meechie Johnson.


Andrew Boszor

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