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Former Washington Center Bryan Penn-Johnson transfers to LSU

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Tigers fill out roster with former Husky center

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Will Wade filled out his 2020-21 roster over the weekend when former Washington Husky center Bryan Penn-Johnson announced he was transferring to LSU.

After taking a redshirt in the 2018-19 season, Penn-Johnson only appeared in six games, playing a total of 34 minutes in 2019-20. Penn-Johnson scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked five shots.

Standing at 7’0” and weighing 245 pounds, Penn-Johnson was a top-200 prospect coming out of high school. He was the No. 1 center prospect in his home state of Utah and LSU offered Penn-Johnson a scholarship in May of 2017.

Penn-Johnson will provide LSU some desperately needed length in the interior, especially with the departures of Emmitt Williams and Trendon Watford. The Tigers needed a center especially after five-star Moussa Cisse chose Memphis over LSU Wednesday.

The scholarship was available after former Tiger guard Courtese Cooper was arrested in early June near his hometown in Illinois. Cooper is no longer listed on LSU’s website.

Penn-Johnson joins a strong 2020 recruiting class. LSU’s class is ranked sixth nationally on 247.