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Pitt transfer Cam Johnson includes Kentucky in his final list

Pitt grad transfer Cam Johnson is one of the last players John Calipari is pursuing for next season, and this morning, he told ESPN the feeling was mutual. According to Jeff BorzelloKentucky is in Johnson’s top six, along with Arizona, Ohio State, Oregon, UCLA, and TCU.

The 6’8″ shooting guard averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season for Pitt, shooting 44.7% from the field and 41.5% from the three-point line. He picked up an offer from Kentucky back on April 7, and will have two years of eligibility remaining at whichever school he picks. Not only does Johnson hail from Moon Township, Pennsylvania, John Calipari’s hometown, his father, Gilbert, played at Pitt while Calipari was an assistant there. So, plenty of connections for a player who could be huge for next season, especially if the Cats miss on Kevin Knox.

It doesn’t seem that Johnson’s in a hurry to make his decision, so, in the meantime, enjoy these highlights:


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9 responses to “Pitt transfer Cam Johnson includes Kentucky in his final list”

  1. blackmilk23

    I never trust stats on a bad team.

  2. Bluebloodtoo

    I’m curious why he’s transferring from Pitt. If he’s getting PT and on a team that would make him visible, then why transfer? If there’s no problematic personality type issue going on that pushing that transfer, then I’d be happy with him rounding out our guards next year.

    1. Seven Ate Nine

      Maybe he wants to win

    2. 8xchamp

      Kevin stallings is his coach, I’m sure that’s his issue.

    3. WatchutalkinboutWillis

      Not every decision is basketball based. Many people think having a graduate degree from a different institution than their undergrad is a good idea. I don’t know why more four year type guys don’t do this…go, redshirt one year play two and get your under grad, transfer and play two more and come out with a Masters degree. Seems like a good idea to me.

  3. MAYS24

    Stats do not lie. He would be better with better players around him. An elite point guard like Green would compliment him more. I like the size but that could be his negative if he does not move well. I think he is the most proven of the 3. I trust Calipari and have no doubt he can evaluate players and how they fit on his team way better than me. I bet there is a lot more fact that we have not read in print. I do think his competition would be decent at Pitt yet nowhere close to our strength of schedule. If it is only Calipari’s aversion to graduate transfers I think he needs to put the team needs first. If it is within the rules then do it.

    1. JusSayin

      Julius Mays says otherwise…

    2. WatchutalkinboutWillis

      Julius Mays didn’t have anyone elite that was around him. Only Noel was considered somewhat elite at that time,

  4. JusSayin

    Julius Mays played with 3 players that appeared in an NBA game this season.