Three FAMU basketball players leaving program

By: Asher Wildman | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
June 23, 2017

TALLAHASSE, Fla. (WCTV) -- According to sources close to the FAMU basketball program, Derrick Dandridge, Andrew Smith and K'Ja Johnson will not be returning to the Rattlers basketball program next season.

Daindridge, a 6'8" forward from Memphis, Tennessee, leaves the Rattlers after just one season at FAMU, and 30 games under his belt.

He averaged 7.3 points per game in 20.9 minutes per night while also adding 4.6 rebounds a contest. During MEAC play, Daindridge averaged 8.4 points in 16 conference games, also averaging 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per night.

Smith, a 6'10" center from Johnson City, Tenn., will not be returning to FAMU due to being denied aid for summer school.

Smith also played just one year for the Rattlers, appearing in just two games his freshman year.

Johnson, a 6'1" guard from Douglasville, Georgia, played two seasons with the Rattlers, averaging 6.2 points and 2.9 rebounds and assists per game.

This last year, Johnson saw a significant decrease in playing time - from 28.4 minutes a game to 25.6 minutes a game - and his stats dropped with it. Johnson scored 6.2 points an outing in his sophomore campaign.

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