The familiar symbol represents change for Kedren Johnson.
The former Vanderbilt point guard posted a logo with a large ‘M’ and a Tiger on his Instagram account Wednesday that, to the casual observer could have been mistaken for Marshall County High School, where he was the 2011 TSAA Mr. Basketball.
To make sure there was no confusion, though, Johnson included the following caption:
This isn't a throwback picture to my Marshall Couty (sic) High School days. This is my future. I'm going to be finishing up my college basketball career, as well as my broadening my education and knowledge for music at the University of Memphis. For the next two years I'm going to go as hard as god will let me on and off the court. Thanks to all the Vanderbilt fans yall were awesome..
About an hour later he released a seven-song EP with a photo of the cover, which features him in a Memphis sweatshirt.
Vanderbilt announced Friday that Johnson and Dai-Jon Parker would not return to the program this season. National media reports immediately targeted Memphis as the most likely destination for Johnson, the Commodores’ leading scorer in 2012-13 as a sophomore who sat out all of 2013-14 for a violation of university policy.
Without Johnson and Parker, the latest in a string of player departures that began a little more than a year ago, Vanderbilt’s current roster has only three scholarship players who are juniors or seniors and seven freshmen and sophomores.
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