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Washington State grad transfer considering Nevada, Boise State

Former Washington State guard Que Johnson has narrowed his list to Boise State, Western Kentucky, Nevada and Alabama.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Former Washington State Cougar guard Que Johnson has told ESPN that he has narrowed his list to Boise State, Western Kentucky, Nevada and Alabama, according to Jeff Goodman.

The graduate transfer averaged a career-high 11.3 points per game and shot 40.4% from beyond the arc last season for Washington State. Que Johnson also possesses solid athleticism, displayed by his transition tomahawk against UC Davis in his sophomore season.

Although listed as a guard at 6-5, 205, the Michigan native logged 59% of WSU's minutes at the small forward position and 11% at the power forward position, according to KenPom. He will be expected to spend most of his playing time at the wing position in the upcoming season.

Johnson's former head coach Ernie Kent has been in the news as of late after denying Valentine Izundu's transfer request to San Diego State, forcing the senior to return to Pullman. Johnson, however, received his release earlier in the week, allowing the guard to transfer to the school of his choice.

Boise State has a number of holes to fill after losing key contributors from its 20-win 2015 season. Mikey Thompson, Anthony Drmic, Montigo Alford and Lonnie Jackson have all graduated, leaving a void at the guard position in 2016. Johnson would thrive in Leon Rice's up-tempo offense, and would make a formidable athletic pair at the wing position with junior wingman Chandler Hutchison.

As for Nevada, the Wolf Pack is gearing up for a promising season in 2016. UNR captured the CBI title earlier this month, and will hope to carry the momentum into Eric Musselman's second season in Reno. Nevada desperately needs a perimeter threat after finishing 342nd in the country last season in 3-point percentage, a number that would improve significantly with Johnson's services.

Johnson does not currently have any visits set up with the four schools as of the time of this report.