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Cameron Johnson and Roy Williams still working to get ACC block lifted

If the block is lifted, UNC looks like the favorite for Cam Johnson.

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Cam Johnson certainly sounds like a player who wants to be at North Carolina.

In an interview with, Johnson revealed that Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams is working hard to get the ACC block lifted, which would require Johnson to sit for one season if he transfers to another ACC school.

“If certain things work out, maybe that would be the place to go,” said Johnson, who is considering four other schools. “I wouldn't want to sit out a year, but my interest level in UNC is high.

“Right now, I'm letting coach Williams see what he can do from his end, from the North Carolina end.”

It probably helps that Williams is good friends with Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings, who served as an assistant coach early in Williams' tenure at Kansas.

Even so, it’s not just Stallings’ decision. The school and athletic department have a say in these kinds of matters, so getting the block lifted won’t be easy. recruiting expert Corey Evans did tell Cats Illustrated that North Carolina is Johnson’s leader right now if they get the block lifted. it certainly appears that’s who Johnson will end up with if the block goes away.

But if it doesn’t get lifted, Kentucky figures to be at or near the top of his list, especially if Hamidou Diallo remains in the NBA Draft.