Shooting guard Cameron Johnson will transfer from the Pitt men’s basketball program.
Johnson, who will graduate in order to be immediately eligible, will have two years of college basketball remaining. He would have been the team’s leading returning scorer with 11.9 points-per-game. He was also the team’s best 3-point threat, making 44.7 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
Johnson’s father Gil told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, which first reported the story, that Cameron did not want to be part of a rebuild and the move was not a result of the coaching of Kevin Stallings.
“He had no issues with coach Stallings at all,” Gil Johnson said. “They had a plan for him. It was going to be centered around him. But there’s too much uncertainty there. He wants to win, and you’re going to have 8-10 new bodies.”
Johnson joins Crisshawn Clark, Corey Manigault and Damon Wilson as players that have voluntarily left the team this offseason. He is a Moon Township native and a graduate of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.