Arguably the top grad transfer this year has announced where he will play next season.
Cameron Johnson, who decided to transfer from Pittsburgh, will now play for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Johnson chose UNC over Kentucky, Oregon, UCLA, TCU and others.
At one time, Johnson was thought to be a heavy UK lean, but then Arizona jumped into the lead after Kevin Knox surprisingly committed to UK. Those other Wildcats had strong ties to the Johnson family. However, Rawle Alkins’ decision to skip the NBA Draft led Arizona to running out of room to add Johnson.
And with UK keeping Hamidou Diallo, Johnson effectively cut Arizona and UK from his list. That led to UNC storming into the lead, despite Johnson having to sit out next season and have just one year left to play in 2018-19.
At least, that’s the current restriction Pitt has put on Johnson if he transfers to any ACC school. They’ll probably cave at some point. Whenever Johnson plays, UNC will be getting a solid wing player with great size at 6-8 and 210 pounds that can be a major factor on the perimeter.
Johnson shot 41.5% from beyond the arc for the Panthers last season while averaging just under 12 points per game, including a season-high 24 against UNC in January. He also averaged 4.5 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists last season, while shooting 44.7 percent from the floor and 81% from the free throw line.