Pitt OK’s Cameron Johnson transfer; guard can play for UNC in 2017-18

RALEIGH, N.C. — Pittsburgh has released guard Cameron Johnson to play immediately at North Carolina as a graduate transfer.

Johnson told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that Pitt has removed any restrictions for him to play next season for the reigning national champion Tar Heels.

“It’s been a frustrating couple of months,” Johnson’s father, former Pitt player Gil Johnson, told The Associated Press on Thursday afternoon. “But I’m a true believer in generally people end up doing the right things more times than not, especially by a young man who has given the university everything he could over the past three years. So I was prayerful that Pitt would do the right thing and allow him to pursue his dreams.”

Pitt issued a statement confirming Johnson’s release and wishing him “the very best as he pursues his graduate degree.”

“We’re Pitt Panthers, no hard feelings at all,” said Gil Johnson, who played for Pitt from 1988 to ’90. “We understand that they had an obligation and a duty to the university. And we have an obligation and a duty to

Article source: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/19582818/pittsburgh-panthers-clears-cameron-johnson-transfer-north-carolina-tar-heels

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