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Nino Johnson's transfer not a done dealPosted Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 11:06 PM
The news that forward Nino Johnson signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College Tuesday would be a big blow to the SEMO men's basketball team -- if Johnson does indeed leave the Redhawks.
I've been told that is still to be determined because Johnson's family apparently knew nothing about his signing with the junior college and sources told me they would prefer he remain at SEMO.
From what I can piece together, one of Johnson's former AAU coaches has been trying to get Johnson to leave SEMO for weeks and finally convinced him that Northeast -- far from a powerhouse juco program -- was the right place.
SEMO coach Dickey Nutt, according to sources, is supposed to meet with Johnson and his family over the weekend at their home in Memphis, Tenn., and it shouldn't be too long before we learn for certain whether Johnson's career with the Redhawks is actually over.
Junior college letters of intent are nonbinding so Johnson still could return to SEMO.
Johnson saw limited action as a true freshman last season but was considered to be one of the program's future cornerstones and was expected to challenge for a starting spot in the 2012-13 campaign.
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