Louisville Transfer Ty-Laur Johnson Commits to Wake Forest

Anonther Louisville transfer finds a new home
Louisville   s Ty-Laur Johnson misses the shot against Duke Tuesday night in the KFC Yum Center.
Louisville s Ty-Laur Johnson misses the shot against Duke Tuesday night in the KFC Yum Center. / Scott Utterback/Courier Journal / USA

Former Louisville guard Ty-Laur Johnson has officially committed to Wake Forest today, as the former Kenny Payne recruit transferred out earlier this summer.

Johnson was one of the best sparks in Kenny Payne's 2nd season coaching Louisville, as he showed how at times he could be a good playmaker and could create offense when nothing else was working. Johnson was also the 2nd to last player to transfer from last years, and while he ultimately did leave Louisville, he was certainly weighing his options at the time. Wake Forest will be a good landing spot for johnson, as he will fit the Wake Forest culture under Steve Forbes.

Johnson averaged 8.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists, while shooting 37.4% from the floor, while shooting 19.4% from the perimeter as well. Johnson ended up starting towards the 2nd half of last season, but playing considerably less minutes in the first half of the season.

Johnson had electric moments in his time at Louisville, as he had the most prolific game as a Cardinal freshman in basketball history by recording this statline:

38 minutes, 27 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block, and 3 turnovers, while shooting 9/15 and 9/10 from the free throw line.

Johnson has a high ceiling and good potential to be an all-conference guard one day for another school, and while he will have to adjust to actually being coached for once, Johnson can be a great player for Wake next season. It will interesting to see how Johnson plays in a new system. Especially in one where Kenny Payne is not the head coach.