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Former Pitt Guard Dior Johnson Commits to New School

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On Monday, former Pitt guard Dior Johnson committed to UCF, according to multiple reports.

Miles Mascerola and Jon Rothstein were among the first to report the news of Johnson committing to UCF.

The Knights coaching staff has brought in a talented transfer class that includes former highly-touted recruits Johnson, Mikey Williams, JJ Taylor, and more.

Johnson never appeared in a game for Pitt. 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.

Pitt Freshman Dior Johnson Pleads Guilty to Two Misdemeanors

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.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Jim Gehrig
Jim Gehrig
11 days ago

Who cares!

Agent Zero
Agent Zero
11 days ago

He’ll be gone before November rolls around

Last edited 11 days ago by Agent Zero
Rob Radich
Rob Radich
11 days ago
Reply to  Agent Zero

Exactly

Steve
Steve
11 days ago

No more stories about this bum, please!

412fanatic
412fanatic
10 days ago

Get buckets! Get money!

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