Johnson's father told Syracuse.com of his son's plan, while Patterson's AAU coach confirmed his intention to transfer. Neither player has chosen a new school.
The NCAA recently concluded an eight-year investigation of the Syracuse basketball program for a number of alleged violations. Earlier this month, the NCAA handed coach Jim Boeheim a nine-game ACC suspension, docked 108 wins from Boeheim's win total and put the program on five years probation. Syracuse self-imposed a postseason ban this season.
Patterson averaged 2.6 points in 13.9 minutes per game this season, while Johnson averaged 4.2 points in 14.6 minutes.
- Stanley Kay