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Report: Former Pitt Guard Dior Johnson Leaning Towards Big 12 Program

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According to a report by JuCo insider Cody Hopkins, former Pitt guard Dior Johnson is a “heavy lean” to end up playing for UCF after he recently visited the program.

Johnson, who was on the Pitt roster a year ago at this time, never ended up playing a game for Pitt aside from several exhibition contests in Spain on the team’s foreign tour.

When he committed to Pitt before the 2023-24 season, Johnson was the highest-rated recruit in Jeff Capel’s tenure at Pitt. However, prior to his freshman season, he was arrested and subsequently suspended indefinitely by the team after he was involved in a domestic abuse incident in Oakland. Johnson eventually plead guilty to two charges: strangulation and simple assault.

He originally faced charges of one felony count of aggravated assault, one felony count of strangulation, one misdemeanor count of unlawful restraint, one misdemeanor count of simple assault and one misdemeanor count of false imprisonment.

The judge for the case dropped four charges, false imprisonment, unlawful restraint, witness intimidation and aggravated assault, but held one charge of simple assault (misdemeanor) and one charge of strangulation (felony) on Oct. 20, 2022. Johnson plead guilty to those two charges on Dec. 9, 2022, with the judge lessening the strangulation charge to a misdemeanor ordering Johnson to serve a year of probation. With his charges dropped from felonies to misdemeanors, Pitt chose to bring him back to practicebut redshirted him. He then went to Clarendon Junior College and was the No. 1 scorer in NJCAA junior college basketball. Johnson earned NJCAA All-American honors.

 

UCF, coached by Johnny Dawkins, is heading into year nine of the Dawkins era. The Knights have made the NCAA Tournament once under his leadership and have recently joined the Big 12 (7-11 in conference play last season).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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J D
J D
24 days ago

Stop writing about this life loser

Eric payne
Eric payne
24 days ago
Reply to  J D

He can STILL run for President.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
24 days ago
Reply to  Eric payne

Stupid comment

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
24 days ago

POS

Tim
Tim
24 days ago

Self control. It’s a thing. I think this is good reporting because I’m always hopeful a young man can change for the better. It’s good for all of us. H2P

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
24 days ago

POS

Eric payne
Eric payne
23 days ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Talking about yourself again Clara Bell?

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