Latest on UK transfer target Cameron Johnson

 Posted by at 10:31 PM on May 21, 2017  Comments Off on Latest on UK transfer target Cameron Johnson
May 212017
 

Cameron Johnson

There were a couple of developments over the weekend for Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson, a UK basketball target who is still deciding on his next college destination.

Arizona had emerged as a possible favorite in Johnson’s new recruitment, but Wildcats freshman Rawle Alkins announced Sunday that he will be returning to Tucson for another season instead of keeping his name in this year’s NBA Draft. It’s been speculated that Johnson was waiting on Alkins’ stay-or-go decision, and the player’s return to Arizona seemingly makes it less likely that Johnson will end up there.

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Cameron Johnson ready for official visit to UCLA

 Posted by at 9:54 AM on May 9, 2017  Comments Off on Cameron Johnson ready for official visit to UCLA
May 092017
 

Cameron Johnson

UK basketball target Cameron Johnson will start his official visit to UCLA on Tuesday, then visit Oregon later in the week.

Johnson — a 6-foot-8 shooting guard — is leaving Pittsburgh as a graduate transfer and will have two seasons of immediate eligibility at his next school. He has already taken official visits to UK, Arizona and Ohio State.

UK got an unexpected commitment from five-star small forward Kevin Knox on Saturday, but the Cats could still use Johnson, especially if they lose freshman shooting guard Hamidou Diallo to the NBA Draft.

Johnson shot 41.5 percent from three-point range and averaged 11.9 points per game for the Panthers last season. He has not set a specific timetable for his next college decision.

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Cameron Johnson taking two more official visits

 Posted by at 11:20 AM on April 29, 2017  Comments Off on Cameron Johnson taking two more official visits
Apr 292017
 

Cameron Johnson

Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson will take official visits to Arizona and Ohio State over the next few days, according to ESPN.

Johnson – a 6-foot-8 shooting guard – took an official visit to UK, the first of his new recruitment, earlier this week. The Herald-Leader was told at the end of that visit that the trip went well but Johnson was expected to take “a couple other visits.”

The Moon Township, Pa., native is also considering Oregon, Texas Christian and UCLA. There is no timetable for his final college decision.

Johnson averaged 11.9 points per game and shot 41.5 percent from three-point range during his redshirt sophomore season at Pitt. He will have two years of immediate eligibility at his next school.

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Grad transfer Cameron Johnson cuts list to six

 Posted by at 10:44 AM on April 21, 2017  Comments Off on Grad transfer Cameron Johnson cuts list to six
Apr 212017
 

Cameron Johnson

Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson is now considering Arizona, Kentucky, Ohio State, Oregon, UCLA and Texas Christian as his next destination, according to a report from ESPN on Friday morning.

Johnson — a 6-foot-8 shooting guard — will have two seasons of immediate eligibility after he graduates from Pitt this spring, and he would be an impact player at whichever school he chooses next. As a redshirt sophomore this past season, Johnson averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 33.3 minutes per game, leading the Panthers with 78 three-pointers and shooting 41.5 percent from long range.

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UK has offered graduate transfer Cameron Johnson

 Posted by at 10:34 AM on April 7, 2017  Comments Off on UK has offered graduate transfer Cameron Johnson
Apr 072017
 

Cameron Johnson

Despite twice criticizing graduate transfers during the NCAA Tournament last month, UK Coach John Calipari is apparently serious about taking one to help fill out his recruiting class for next season.

Pittsburgh guard Cameron Johnson, who has announced his intention to transfer, has a scholarship offer from Kentucky, according to Rivals.com’s Corey Evans. Johnson also has offers from Florida, Ohio State, Texas, Michigan, Arizona Iowa State, South Carolina, Baylor, Ole Miss, Marquette and Texas Christian.

He could certainly fill a need at UK next season.

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