Vanderbilt announced in August that Johnson would not be allowed to return to the team.
Johnson, who was suspended all of last season for what he described in a letter as a "violation of the good conduct expected of all Vanderbilt students," led the Commodores with 12.5 points per game in 2012-13.
The Tigers lost their top two scorers, Joe Jackson and Michael Dixon, from a team that went 24-10 and earned a No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament last season.
- Chris Johnson