WKU student-athlete Justin Johnson will return to the Hilltopper Basketball program and travel with the program on their foreign trip to Costa Rica this week.

Johnson, who spent the spring and first week of fall practice with the football program, will enter his senior season with the Hilltopper Basketball program and complete his basketball eligibility in 2017-18.

A statement from head football coach Mike Sanford is below:

Head Football Coach Mike Sanford
“From the beginning, we wanted to help Justin in this pursuit to see if playing football was the right opportunity for him and his future. Ultimately, Justin decided that returning to the basketball court was in his best interest, and we are fully supportive of him in that decision. He was a tremendous teammate and addition to our locker room during his time with the program. We look forward to supporting Justin and the rest of the basketball team this upcoming season.”


Kyle Neaves
Associate Athletic Director, Athletic Communications/Media Relations
WKU Athletics