Point guard Frankie Johnson, who just finished his sophomore season at The Citadel, has announced on Twitter that he's leaving the Bulldogs' basketball program.
Johnson, a 5-9, 150-pounder from Darlington, started all 32 games for the 11-21 Bulldogs last season, averaging 27 minutes, 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
Johnson led the Bulldogs in assists with 4.3 per game and in steals with 57.
"I have a few places in mind but I don't know yet," Johnson said when asked where he might go next. "Just not happy being here."
Johnson becomes the second Citadel player to announce his departure since the season's end and the third to depart since the 2017-18 season began.
Preston Parks, the 2016-17 Southern Conference freshman of the year, was dismissed from the program six games into the season and will transfer to Tennessee-Martin. And 6-8 freshman Rob Johnson announced last week that he also will transfer.
Frankie Johnson's departure leaves the Bulldogs with rising senior Quayson Williams and rising sophomore Tariq Simmons as possible point guards for next season. It also means the Bulldogs will almost certainly have to sign a point guard in their next recruiting class.
A school spokesman said coach Duggar Baucom had no comment.
Big man commits
Meanwhile, The Citadel got a verbal commitment from 6-9, 230-pound post player Dimitri Georgiadis from Benedictine College Prep in Richmond, Va.
Georgiadis also has played for the Romanian U20 national team. Last season at Benedictine, he averaged 12 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.5 blocks per game, according to coach Mark Royster.
"He is a back-to-the-basket kid right now," Royster said. "But when he shoots from the 12 to 15-foot range, he can make them. He has a nice shot, and is very capable of putting the ball on the floor and getting to the rim from the top of the key or free-throw line area.
"He's a workout fiend and is in phenomenal shape. Body-wise, he's ready to roll."
Benedictine Prep is a military Catholic school where cadets have to wear military uniforms and march, Royster said.
"It's not as difficult as maybe The Citadel is," he said. "Dimitri is third in command in rank among the cadets here, so he's familiar with that type of system."