JaJuan Johnson is going to Russia, signing with Lokomotiv Kuban for next season. Johnson comes to Lokomotiv from Turkey, where he spent last season with Darussafaka Dogus in the Turkish Basketball Super League. He averaged 14.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in the BSL, as well as a 13.9 points per game clip in Eurocup play while leading Darussafaka to the Eurocup championship.
He joins a Lokomotiv side that went 17-7 in the VTB United League and lost in the quarterfinal round of the VTB playoffs. After spending the first few seasons of his career in the U.S., the 2011 Big Ten Player of the Year has carved out his own niche abroad, being named to the All-Eurocup Second Team in 2018. Johnson has played in Russia before, suiting up for Krasny Oktyabr in 2015.