The short career of Marques Johnson at North Carolina State has come to an end.
The junior met with his mother last Saturday and has decided he will be transferring to Georgia State the The Wolfpacker was first to report.
Johnson previously transferred from Tennessee to NC State on Jan. 7, 2007, sitting out the second semester of the 2006-2007 season, and the first semester of the 2007-2008 season.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound point guard became eligible for the Davidson game Dec. 21, but did not play due to coach's decision, which also proved true against Cincinnati on Dec. 23.
However, after starting point guard Farnold Degand went down with a season-ending knee injury, Johnson got his chance. He made his Wolfpack debut by playing 23 minutes against Seton Hall on Dec. 27, scoring four points and getting an assist.
Johnson scored a season-high seven points against Maryland and had a season-high four assists against both Western Carolina and Clemson. He started six games, but eventually lost his job to freshman Javi Gonzalez, and his playing time became inconsistent over the last 10 games of the season, playing four minutes against Clemson on Feb. 16 and 28 against Florida State on Feb. 27.
Johnson averaged 2.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, averaging 15.1 minutes per game in 21 games.
The Fort Wayne (Ind.) Snider product played four games at Tennessee during the 2006-2007 season, averaging 2.0 points, 1.3 assists and 11.3 minutes per game.
Rivals.com ranked Johnson No. 130 overall and the No. 29 point guard nationally in the Class of 2006, after averaging 15.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists his senior year at Snider High.
Johnson originally picked Tennessee over interest from NC State, Purdue, Arkansas and Georgetown. He selected NC State the second time around over Xavier and Oklahoma.
Johnson's departure frees up a scholarship for the Class of 2009, which already has commitments from guard Lorenzo Brown, shooting guard Scott Wood II and power forward Richard Howell. The Wolfpack will be able to sign at least one more player for the class.