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Pitt Speaks With Gardner Webb Transfer Guard Nate Johnson



A new name has entered the picture in Pitt’s search for a veteran scoring guard.

Gardner-Webb’s Nate Johnson recently announced that we was entering the transfer portal with the intention of playing elsewhere his senior season.

The 6’3” shooting guard averaged 13.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season for Gardner-Webb. Johnson is attractive to Pitt and other high major programs because he’s an elite 3-point shooter, connecting on 41% of his attempts in 2010-20 and is an above average defender.

Courtesy Gardner-Webb Basketball

Johnson told PSN on Sunday evening that he received a call from Pitt assistant Milan Brown, who expressed Pitt’s interest.

“Coach Brown basically just told me about the program and the university in general and said that they needed a productive shooter/scorer like myself,” Johnson tells PSN.

The two sides are scheduled to talk again today as Johnson tells me that he’s expected to talk with Jeff Capel.

Pitt is not alone in pursuing Johnson. He’s also heard from Xavier, Oklahoma State, Maryland, Arizona, USC, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Florida and others.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
4 years ago

Would have to think Capel reaches out to O’Connell. I know he wasn’t his main recruiter at Duke (Sheyer was,) but the familiarity has to be there.

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