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Pittsburgh is Trying to Push Cameron Johnson Out of the ACC

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Since UK’s acquisition of Kevin Knox, the prospect of Cam Johnson ending up at Kentucky has seemed more improbable. But Johnson is still considering the Cats.

As of now, though, UNC seems to be preferred destination for Johnson. Problem is, Pittsburgh ain’t too keen on letting the kid transfer to a fellow ACC school. Jay Bilas tweeted out Pitt’s statement on the matter:

Seems to me like a lot of unnecessary hurdles. Of course, those hurdles could be avoided at Kentucky. Even with Knox on the roster, I’m sure a spot could be made for Johnson.


Article written by Jay Winkler

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9 Comments for Pittsburgh is Trying to Push Cameron Johnson Out of the ACC

  1. Mathlete
    4:22 pm May 21, 2017 Permalink

    Still no word on Diallo staying or going as of right now, I don’t think it’s a good idea to throw this fish back just yet…

  2. tdogg40330
    4:29 pm May 21, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t understand the whole restricting a kid thing,
    If he chooses another school, isn’t that his choice in life??

  3. jahanc2uky
    4:36 pm May 21, 2017 Permalink

    Jay Bilas is stupid. At the high school level, there are restrictions for players to go to different school. From a competition stand point, the other players on Pitt should be at a disadvantage, because Cam Johnson will not go to a school that Pitt does not play. Cam Johnson knows all of Pitts current plays, players, coaching tactics, etc. Not a contract or non-compete, its a rule for compeitive fairness.

    • JusSayin
      6:52 pm May 21, 2017 Permalink

      Coaches can leave and work at schools within the conference… and they don’t have to sit out a year either.

      But here is the thing about Cam Johnson: He graduated already.

      The whole “we tell you where you can and can’t transfer” is typically not done with graduate transfers. He’s supposed to be able to leave and go wherever he wants without sitting a year as long as the place he goes has a graduate program that Pitt doesn’t offer.

  4. Randall lee
    4:53 pm May 21, 2017 Permalink

    Play for us cj and please ham hire a agent and get it over with.

  5. BBNDan7
    5:10 pm May 21, 2017 Permalink

    I use to love bilas, now all he does is complain about anything he can

    • Penn Chaloaf
      5:56 am May 22, 2017 Permalink

      “May it please the Basketball Court”.

  6. Aar
    6:24 pm May 21, 2017 Permalink

    I like Johnson and want him at UK. I think his game fits modern college basketball, this year’s team needs experience and shooting depth. This release by Pitt makes UK more attractive.

  7. bharlan24
    9:13 am May 22, 2017 Permalink

    I prefer Johnson to Knox, but he don’t fit the Cal’s player first approach.