Tennessee reserve Johnson transfers to NC State

Updated: January 11, 2007, 4:12 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Tennessee reserve guard Marques Johnson has transferred to North Carolina State, Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe said Thursday.

Johnson, a freshman, has enrolled in classes and will be eligible to play for the Wolfpack at the conclusion of the fall 2007 semester.

Johnson averaged 2 points in about 11 minutes per game for Tennessee.

The depth-challenged Wolfpack (10-6, 0-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) played only six players until the final minute of their loss to Clemson (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) earlier this week. Point guard Engin Atsur has missed 10 of 11 games with a nagging hamstring injury.

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