Troy transfer Javan Johnson commits to Iowa State

Iowa State picked up its second basketball commitment in a week on Saturday.

Javan Johnson – a 6-foot-7, forward from Troy – made his pledge to the Cyclones on Saturday during his official visit. Johnson, who will have two years of eligibility at Iowa State, will have to sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Johnson averaged 10.4 points and 4.2 rebounds as a sophomore at Troy last season. Johnson entered himself into the transfer portal in April after Troy fired its head coach Phil Cunningham.

Cyclone Fanatic will have more on this story later today.

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