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Johnson is a heralded combo guard from Dayton whose natural talent is only overshadowed by the amount of off-the-court problems he's experienced since becoming an elite recruit. He was arrested for attempted burglary during high school and was an academic non-qualifier upon graduation. He then enrolled at Chipola College in Florida as a freshman but was ultimately dismissed from that team after a marijuana arrest. He then enrolled at Garden City College in Kansas as a sophomore but was also dismissed from that team and school after multiple legal problems, among them allegations that he stole another student's cell phone.
"Like I said (when Johnson committed to Memphis two weeks ago), we didn't have any problems with him at all (before the theft of property citation), and then it just went on a landslide. It was one thing after another on a daily basis. It was just a decision that finally enough was enough.
"I kind of feel bad for them (Memphis) because they did everything they were supposed to do, and the kid these last two weeks hasn't been able to keep his nose clean."