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WVU Guard Kedrian Johnson: ‘I Made a Good Decision, I’m Smooth Where I’m At’

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Kedrian Johnson, 0, looks to inbound the basketball in Morgantown. (WVSN photo by Kelsie LeRose)

West Virginia starting guard Kedrian “Keddy” Johnson went on Instagram live on early Friday morning and talked about his decision to stay after being questioned by a viewer.

The viewer told Johnson that he made a bad decision to stay, then told the Mountaineer guard that he could’ve gone to a bigger school for his final season.

“I made a good decision. I know [I could’ve gone to another school] but I didn’t want to do that though,” Johnson said. “I’m smooth where I’m at.”

West Virginia has been hit with transfers this week as starters Jalen Bridges and Isaiah Cottrell both entered their names into the portal on Wednesday. The Mountaineers currently have Kedrian Johnson, Kobe Johnson, Seth Wilson, Jamel King and James Okonkwo on the team, as they await the announcement from Sean McNeil if he will return to the team. WVU’s coaching staff currently has four scholarships available for next season.

Johnson announced on Wednesday afternoon that he will return for his fifth season of college basketball at West Virginia.

“Unfinished business. Loyalty is the pledge of truth to oneself and others. With that being said, I’m back,” Johnson wrote on Twitter.

The Dallas native has spent two seasons at WVU, playing in 58 games for the Mountaineers. Johnson was a part of the West Virginia team that earned a 3-seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Johnson averaged 5.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.6 steals this past season. Johnson started in 30 games for the Mountaineers. The 6-foot-2 guard was top five in the Big 12 Conference in steals, with 52.

College athletes are given an option for a fifth year of eligibility after COVID-19 ruined the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. Johnson is 1-of-2 Mountaineers to have the decision to make. McNeil also has the option to return for a fifth season.

Johnson will have one more season at West Virginia.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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