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Former Princeton guard Max Johns transfers to Duke men's basketball

Max Johns joins Duke's 2022-23 roster as a graduate transfer.
Max Johns joins Duke's 2022-23 roster as a graduate transfer.

After months of change, Duke's roster finally appears to be set in stone.

Duke announced the addition of graduate transfer Max Johns via release Monday afternoon. Johns, who played four years at Princeton, officially joins the Blue Devils alongside fellow graduate transfer Jacob Grandison, who announced his own commitment Saturday.

"Max is a high-character individual that will add a veteran presence in our locker room," head coach Jon Scheyer said in Monday's release. "He is an athletic guard and I'm confident in his ability to push our guys on and off the court. We're fortunate to have him."

Johns, a 6-foot-4 guard from nearby High Point, N.C., brings depth to a backcourt featuring rising junior point guard Jeremy Roach and valuable experience to a young roster headlined by the nation's top-ranked incoming recruiting class. In his senior season at Princeton, Johns averaged a career-high 2.8 points per game while connecting on 45.0% of his 3-point shots.

With Johns and Grandison now official additions to Duke's roster, Scheyer and his staff appear to have their complete group heading into 2022-23. Joey Baker, a senior captain in 2021-22 who entered the transfer portal in May, remains the only outstanding roster move left for the Blue Devils after Michael Savarino announced his commitment Monday evening to NYU.


Jonathan Levitan | Sports Editor

Jonathan Levitan is a Trinity junior and sports editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.

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