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Cam Johnson transferring to North Carolina

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One of Kentucky’s top targets for backcourt help for next season has decided to become a Tar Heel for the remainder of his college career.

Cam Johnson, the Pitt transfer who popped on John Calipari’s radar in the spring, decided to go to North Carolina, despite the fact he’l have to sit out a year due to his old school’s stupid and selfish policy. Pitt could still come forward and pull the hold on his transfer clause, but as it stands today he will have to sit for the 2017-18 season.

Johnson really had Big Blue Nation’s interest for his proven shooting ability, but once the Cats landed Kevin Knox and Hamidou Diallo, there was no room left in the equation for him to play for the Wildcats.

Good luck to him. Do the right thing, Pitt.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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12 Comments for Cam Johnson transferring to North Carolina



  1. satcheluk
    2:30 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    Will they let him transfer out without sitting another year when they get put on probation?



  2. BBNDan7
    2:31 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    Dudes gonna have his Ph.D by the time he’s done playing college ball



    • secrick
      2:47 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

      Doesn’t take much to get a Degree at N.C.



    • 4everblue
      5:09 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

      He’ll have more time to practice while not attending the fake classes…



  3. Sentient Third Eye
    2:38 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    Cats should have stayed on him. If he has to sit a year at UNC anyway, then why couldn’t he sit that year here? He’s a good, level-headed kid by all indications. Too good for Roy.



    • BigBlueMeade
      2:59 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

      He wouldn’t have to sit this year out if he went anywhere outside of ACC but that’s what he wanted to do.



  4. kvltclassic
    3:07 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    Most conferences have a rule that requires in conference transfers to sit a year and burn a year regardless of the school’s stance.



    • BigBlueMeade
      3:25 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

      NCAA has rules allowing grad transfers to transfer anywhere they want and compete immediately IF the school allows them the ability to go within conference. Either they can transfer in conference and play immediately or they aren’t allowed to even transfer to those schools at all.



    • kvltclassic
      3:29 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

      Ah yeah. I completely forgot the kid was a grad transfer because of how many years of eligibility he had left. I hate the transfer blocking but I understand it at the same time. Weird situations.



  5. catsarerunnin
    4:01 pm June 6, 2017 Permalink

    He goes from Pitt to armpit.



  6. chris43
    3:59 am June 7, 2017 Permalink

    Hope he has fun sitting on the bench next year!