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Cameron Johnson fully cleared to play at UNC

Cameron Johnson has been released to transfer by Pittsburgh and is cleared to play in 2017-18 for North Carolina. “The associate AD just called me and told me," Johnson said Thursday. Johnson committed to UNC on Tuesday and released a statement about his eligibility, putting further pressure on Pittsburgh to remove the one-year penalty it was aiming to impose on him for transferring within the conference. (Inside Carolina)

Updated Scout 2018 Top 100 College Basketball Recruits

Entering the spring, Marvin Bagley sat atop Scout's 2018 basketball recruiting rankings. After playing in four Nike EYBL sessions in April and May, Bagley has further proven his status as the top player in the country. Bol Bol jumped from No. 13 to No. 2 overall. South Carolina native Zion Williamson checks in at No. 3 in the updated rankings. Rounding out the top five is Cameron Reddish and Romeo Langford. (Scout.com)

Analysis: 2019 SF Wendell Moore

2019 small forward Wendell Moore is no stranger to UNC and the Dean Dome. Since being offered by Roy Williams, the in-state recruit as been a regular at UNC games. The 6-5, 210-pound Moore holds offers from UNC, Duke, Maryland, Wake Forest, Florida, Florida State, N.C. State, and Tennessee, among others. CarolinaBlue spoke with 247Sports Recruiting Analyst Andrew Slater about Moore and his game. (Carolina Blue)

What Cameron Johnson could add for UNC in 2017-18

A 6-8, 210-pound guard, Cameron Johnson would plug right in to the role vacated by Justin Jackson as the Tar Heels’ best deep threat and a size mismatch on the wing. UNC fans should remember Johnson well, as he turned what should have been a January blowout into a nailbiter in the Smith Center, thanks to knocking down six of nine three-point attempts. (Greensboro News & Record)

Top 50 wing Wendell Moore has high level offers

Wendell Moore on UNC- "It is probably the same thing as with Wake, I have a good relationship with them. Roy Williams is around a lot and I have good relationship with coach (Hubert) Davis, coach (Steve) Robinson and I had a good relationship with coach (C.B.) McGrath before he left for UNC Wilmington. They are always in the gym watching me play." (Rivals.com)

2020 PF Isaiah Todd named to U16 national team

John Marshall (Richmond, Va.) freshman Isaiah Todd was named to the 2017 USA Basketball men’s U16 team. Todd was one of 12 players selected for the squad, which will compete in the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship June 14-18 in Argentina. A 6-foot-10 forward, Todd averaged 13 points during his freshman season. He was one of 32 players invited to the training camp. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Zion Williamson: Generation Z

When we catch up with Zion Williamson, he’s sitting in the Spartanburg Day School gym, seated on a folding chair under a basket during his first SLAM cover shoot. It’s in this gym where many of the viral videos originated—the bleachers and area surrounding the court filled with people standing up and high-fiving, hugging one another and yelling after any of Zion’s miraculous dunks. (SLAM Online)

Chansky’s Notebook: One Smart Guy

Cameron Johnson may have caught Pitt with its Pant(her)s down. Just when it looked like UNC was going 0-2 with the players the Tar Heels needed to make a run at a third-straight Final Four, the news broke that Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson had somewhat shockingly committed to Roy Williams. Johnson articulated, beautifully, why he will sign with UNC and why he should be eligible to play right away. (Chapelboro.com)

Cam Johnson's transfer statement proves power dynamics shifting in college hoops

Every once in a while, an amateur athlete comes up with a creative way to flex his limited muscle to embarrass the powers that be in college athletics. This happened Tuesday, when Pitt graduate transfer Cameron Johnson announced he'll be transferring to UNC despite his former college coach, Pitt's Kevin Stallings, attempting to block him from going to another ACC school. (CBS Sports)

Coby White Named All-EYBL Second Team

Coby White put the nation on notice with his strong play this spring, showing off his prowess as an elite scorer and dynamic playmaker. Capable of slashing to the rim, hitting a floater over a bigger defender, or getting hot from downtown, White has an aggressive scoring mindset that makes him tough to handle. No one will be surprised if White continues to blow up in July while leading CP3 to a title. (D1 Circuit)

Pittsburgh, graduate transfer at odds over move to UNC

In an interview with The Associated Press, Cameron Johnson's father said Tuesday he doesn’t know how the situation will turn out. “I am optimistic, but I don’t know what to expect,” said Gil Johnson, a former Pitt basketball player from 1988-90. Roy Williams “and his staff seem very confident and comfortable with the procedures, so I am optimistic. And hopefully these adults will do the right thing by Cam.” (Associated Press)

Pittsburgh Statement Regarding the Status of Cameron Johnson

The University of Pittsburgh released the following statement to the media regarding the status of Pitt graduate transfer forward Cameron Johnson, who committed to UNC on Tuesday. Pitt is currently requiring Johnson to sit out the first of his two remaining seasons of eligibility upon transfer, per Pitt's University policy: Read More...

Cameron Johnson States His Case to Play Immediately at UNC

Immediately after committing to UNC's basketball program, Cameron Johnson took his fight for immediate eligibility to the national stage. Johnson and his family released a statement on Tuesday to Inside Carolina explaining their case against the one-year transfer penalty that Pittsburgh is trying to impose. "Quite simply, I should be immediately eligible at North Carolina." (Inside Carolina)

The Cameron Johnson transfer saga shows where the real power is in college sports

Pitt shouldn’t care where Cameron Johnson takes his graduate classes. But as long as other schools are doing it, it’s unlikely that any one school will choose to disarm. In that respect, it’s a systemic issue. Johnson deserves to play at North Carolina, and he deserves to play there this season. If he’s not allowed, it’ll be because the powers that be didn’t put the player first. (SB Nation)

Cameron Johnson Commits to UNC Basketball

Cameron Johnson committed to North Carolina on Tuesday. The 6-8 forward graduated from Pittsburgh and has two years of player eligibility remaining for his transfer destination. Pittsburgh's transfer releases stipulates that he's immediately eligible to play everywhere except the ACC, but Johnson is fighting that ruling. Johnson also considered Arizona, Kentucky, Oregon and UCLA. (Inside Carolina)

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at the FIBA World Cup U-19 practices in Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Watching 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 PF Armando Bacot, 2018 SF Nassir Little, 2019 PG Ashton Hagans, and 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Adidas Uprising in Atlanta, GA

4/28/2017 - 4/29/2017
Watching 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2018 PF Nazreon Reid, 2018 C Moses Brown, 2018 PF Ian Steere, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 UNC CG commit Coby White, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard, and 2020 SG Jonathan Jackson (Justin's brother) in Fishers, IN

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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