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Zane Johnson to Transfer

Derek PivkoCorrespondent IApril 30, 2009

It’s been Miller Time all over Tucson, Az. ever since Sean Miller arrived in the desert. However, for one Arizona Wildcat the party is over.

Zane Johnson raised some eyebrows today after announcing he will be transferring, though where he will be transferring to has not been decided.  

Johnson, a Phoenix native and a close friend of former Wildcat and current Portland Trail Blazers guard, Jerryd Bayless, averaged 4.6, points, 1.8 rebounds, 19.1 minutes per game while starting in 13 of 33 games for the Wildcats.

There is speculation that Johnson might be joining former Wildcats head coach Russ Pennell at Grand Canyon University. 

Pennell guided the Arizona Wildcats to a 21-14 record including a surprising Sweet 16 appearance in this year’s NCAA Tournament, after serving as interim head coach following the announcement of Lute Olson's retirement back on October 25, 2008.

If Zane Johnson decides to transfer to a Division I school he will have to sit out a year, as former Arizona Wildcats Lucas Laval-Perry and Jeff Withey did. All three former Wildcats were recruited by Lute Olson. However, none of them ever played a game for him.

Johnson is known as a dangerous three point shooter and whoever gets him will be left dribbling.

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