It looks like Cameron Johnson isn’t ready to commit yet.
Despite a good visit with Kentucky this week, Johnson is expected to visit Arizona this weekend, and it sounds like they’re the biggest competition for him.
Pittsburgh grad transfer Cameron Johnson will visit Arizona this coming weekend, he says. Finished his visit at Kentucky on Thursday night.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 29, 2017
It appears evident by visits, but I expect Cameron Johnson's decision to come down to Arizona & Kentucky. Would be huge addition for either.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 29, 2017
Kentucky may have gotten the first visit in, but UCLA, Arizona, Ohio State, TCU and Oregon also made Johnson’s list of six schools in contention, and it looks like at least some of them will get visits as well.
Arizona is a serious threat because head coach Sean Miller was college teammates with Johnson’s father, Gilbert, at Pittsburgh in the late 1980s.
TCU is also a viable threat since they have Jamie Dixson, who recruited and coached Johnson at Pitt from 2014-16.
The 6-8, 210-pound graduate transfer out of Pitt averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game this past season in the first year of Kevin Stallings. Johnson finished fifth in the ACC in three-point percentage (.415) and eighth in three-point field goals (2.36 per game).
The plan all along has been for Johnson to take visits throughout April and May before making a decision sometime in mid-late May, so we’ve still got a ways to go in this recruitment.
Johnson is probably going to wait and see what guys like Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox and Rawle Alkins do before making a decision. Diallo and Alkins are testing the NBA Draft waters, while Knox is set to make his college decision next week with Kentucky in the running.