Cameron Johnson should sue Pitt for his unconditional releaseCameron Johnson should sue Pitt for his unconditional release. Pitt coach Kevin Stallings is good friends with Roy Williams and was UNC assistant Brad Frederick’s boss for 14 years at Vandy. It may be new Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke, who did not hire Stallings, trying to prove she’s a tough boss and doesn’t want a former player in a Tar Heel uniform. (Chapelboro.com)
Cam Johnson-UNC Pairing Faces Limited OptionsPittsburgh’s refusal to grant Cameron Johnson a full release to ACC schools, including UNC, has sparked criticism as well as questions into the graduate transfer process and the specific roles of the NCAA, ACC and individual schools. Nellie Drew, a professor in sports law at the University of Buffalo, offered her opinion that Pitt had a strong case in this situation. (Inside Carolina)
Pitt shouldn't be able to restrict Cameron Johnson transferring to North CarolinaIt's a crock. Cameron Johnson graduated from Pitt. He has been an ideal model for college basketball. He's now being punished for his acumen, success and ambition. It's antithetical to the mantra of the NCAA. Players should never be restricted on transferring -- ever -- but it's even more heinous to put lassos on a kid who graduated with stellar grades. Pitt looks awful. (CBS Sports)
Cam Johnson Transfer PrimerThere have been several questions regarding Pitt shooting guard transfer Cam Johnson's eligibility status, particularly as it pertains to UNC. So it seems appropriate to offer a quick rundown on where things stand at the moment.
Pitt’s Cameron Johnson hoping for freedom to play immediately at UNCCameron Johnson, a 6-foot-7 guard who averaged 11.9 points last season for the Pitt Panthers, said during a phone interview on Monday that he has “high interest” in transferring to UNC. He likes the way the Tar Heels play, and the interest is mutual. He said that UNC coach Roy Williams is working on his behalf, and trying to convince Pitt to give Johnson his full release. (Charlotte Observer)
3 reasons why UNC could use Cam Johnson next seasonLast month, Cam Johnson announced that he would transfer out of Pitt. Despite being just a sophomore, Johnson is a graduate transfer, which means he’s eligible to play in the 2017-18 season. Johnson can transfer within the ACC but would be forced to sit out a year. Here’s why a team like the Tar Heels would be disappointed to miss out on Johnson for the 2017-18 season. (ACC Sports Journal)
Video: Josh Nickelberry Sophomore Season HighlightsRaw highlights from Josh Nickelberry's sophomore season at Trinity Christian (Fayetteville, NC). Nickelberry (UNC offer) recently transferred to Oak Hill Academy (VA) and plays for Game Elite on the Adidas circuit.
Pitt Is Imposing Restrictions On Where Cam Johnson TransfersCam Johnson will be penalized if he transfers to North Carolina. The Pittsburgh Panthers’ talented guard is graduating from the school and is set to transfer somewhere else. Graduate transfers are free to play right away at another school, per NCAA rules. However, if Johnson opts to transfer to an ACC school – he’s considering the Tar Heels – Pitt will force him to sit out a year. (The Spun)
Video: UNC Signee Jalek Felton Dominates the Josh Level ClassicUNC signee Jalek Felton came out to support the Josh Level Classic Saturday night. And in front of a packed gym, he didn't disappoint. Almost every time he got the ball there was a highlight nearby. Whether it was dropping a dime or throwing it down, Jalek Felton put on a show in front of the North Carolina crowd.
How would Cam Johnson fit in at North Carolina?Pitt transfer Cam Johnson received a release from his scholarship after the Panthers’ 2016-17 season. After graduating in three years, he’ll be available to play right away with two seasons of eligibility remaining. Johnson would have to sit out the first of those two seasons if he transfers to another ACC program. The 6-foot-8 wing reportedly is fighting to get that condition lifted. (FanRag Sports)
Video: Your Winning Ways - UNC Basketball Signee Sterling ManleyIn this episode of Your Winning Ways, FOX26 News takes a look at blue chip college basketball recruit and North Carolina signee, Sterling Manley.
Chansky’s Notebook: UNC To Shock The World?Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson now looking at UNC. Big news. Johnson has already visited Kentucky, Arizona, Oregon and UCLA, but he’s an East Coast kid who apparently wants to stay here. One restriction remaining is whether Pitt coach Kevin Stallings will allow him to play immediately within the ACC and not lose a year by sitting out. The wild card here is Stallings’ relationship with ol’ Roy. (Chapelboro.com)
2018 Big Man Naz Reid Starting to Look at Recruiting ‘Seriously’Nazreon Reid , the 6-foot-10 Class of 2018 big man from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, recently cut his list to 10 schools and is only now starting to “get serious” about his recruitment, according to RC head coach Dave Boff. National powers like Kentucky and North Carolina are interested but have yet to offer. “I’ve been in contact with Hubert Davis at Carolina a couple of different times recently,” Boff said. (Zag's Blog)
UNC Sets Sights on Pittsburgh Transfer Cameron JohnsonOne obstacle in the way of North Carolina's recruitment of Cameron Johnson is out of the way. One still remains. Johnson, a 6-8 forward who graduated from Pittsburgh and has two years of eligibility remaining, has been in contact with the UNC staff over the last week since receiving permission from Pittsburgh to speak with ACC schools. (Inside Carolina)
UNC Among Schools Pushing Hardest for Wendell MooreTop-30 class of 2019 wing Wendell Moore (Cox Mill, Concord, NC) has three schools -- Maryland, North Carolina and Wake Forest -- recruiting him the hardest, according to Justin Byerly. As is usually the case with North Carolina prospects, luring Moore out-of-state figures to be a tough task, especially since the Tar Heels have already offered and Duke is showing interest. (247 Sports)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailFriday, April 20, 2018|
Watching 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 PF Francis Okoro, 2019 PG Cole Anthony, 2019 PF Isaiah Stewart, 2019 HF Max Lorca-Lloyd, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, 2019 SF Isaac Okoro, 2020 C Hunter Dickinson, and 2020 PG Jeremy Roach at the Nike EYBL in Irving, TXWednesday, April 18, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FLTuesday, April 17, 2018
Visiting 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe (South Central High School) in Winterville, NCMonday, April 16, 2018
On an in home visit with 2019 5 star power forward Will Baker (UNC offer) in Austin, TXThursday, April 05, 2018
On an in home visit with 2019 5 star foward Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) in Rochester, MN
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