Men’s Basketball: Johnnie Vassar to leave Northwestern


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Johnnie Vassar sets up for a pass. The freshman guard has decided to transfer, coach Chris Collins said Monday.

Bobby Pillote, Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball

Freshman guard Johnnie Vassar will transfer to a new school, coach Chris Collins announced Monday.

“Johnnie let us know that he has chosen to pursue another university to continue his career,” Collins said in a press release. “We wish him nothing but the best in everything he does going forward.”

Vassar, a member of Collins’ five-player inaugural recruiting class, appeared in 18 games as a true freshman but averaged just 3.9 minutes per contest and scored only 15 points during the season.

He will likely draw interest from other schools as a former three-star recruit. His departure from the backup point guard position leaves a void in Northwestern’s projected depth chart next season.

The move also frees up a scholarship for the Wildcats. The 2015 recruiting class currently consists of three players, only one of whom is a backcourt player, plus graduate transfer forward Joey van Zegeren.

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