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Cameron Johnson commits to UNC despite transfer restriction

Pitt has yet to grant Cameron Johnson an unconditional release, but that didn’t stop the 6-8 wing transfer from picking UNC.

According to InsideCarolina.com, Johnson decided to pledge to the Tar Heels on Tuesday.

In April, the redshirt sophomore announced he was transferring out of Pitt. As a graduate transfer, he could play immediately with two seasons of eligibility left. However, the Panthers athletic department is restricting him from playing next season if he attends a school on Pitt’s 2017-18 schedule. Johnson is reportedly fighting that restriction.

The Moon Township, Pa., native averaged 11.9 points per game this past season and shot 41.5 percent from three-point range. He also pulled down 4.5 rebounds per game.

Before Johnson’s commitment, the Tar Heels had two open scholarships for next season.

 

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