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Pitt Transfer Cam Johnson Visiting North Carolina

Transferring Pittsburgh sophomore forward Cam Johnson arrived at North Carolina on Monday night and is currently visiting campus. Johnson is also considering Kentucky, Arizona, UCLA and Oregon, along with TCU and OSU. Pittsburgh is blocking his transfer to the reigning NCAA champs, meaning he would have to sit out the 2017-18 season despite being a grad transfer. (Zag's Blog)

2020 PF Isaiah Todd Among Weekend's Top Under Armour Association Performers

2020 power forward Isaiah Todd didn’t have eye popping numbers over the weekend, but in our viewing on Saturday the 6-foot-9 power forward was more than impressive. For his age, he’s advanced offensively and has an impressive set of tools on that end of the floor. Among Todd's early recruiters are UNC, Miami, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kansas, Maryland, Kentucky, and Duke. (Scout.com)

Restricting Cam Johnson's transfer is "petty and it’s vindictive"

Restricting Cam Johnson’s transfer is the same as a non-compete provision in an employment contract. Think of it this way — Cam Johnson could quit playing basketball and accept a job on UNC’s staff and reveal all of Pitt’s magnificent basketball secrets and could write a book about Pitt’s program and reveal all of Pitt’s secrets. It’s absurd to the point of being laughable. It’s petty and it’s vindictive. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Restrictions placed on Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson highlight need for a rule change

At least one coach every year will needlessly place restrictions on a player who intends to transfer to another program. The most high-profile victim so far this year is Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-8 wing who averaged 11.9 points and shot 41.5 percent from behind the arc for Pittsburgh last season as a redshirt sophomore. (Yahoo! Sports)

Video: Future UNC Guard Coby White Spring Mixtape

Spring highlights of 2018 North Carolina combo guard and Tar Heel commit Coby White from the Greenfield School in Wilson, North Carolina. Read More...

UNC commit Coby White is NC’s top HS basketball recruit in 2018 class

In the latest Phenom Hoops rankings for rising seniors, North Carolina commit Coby White is ranked No. 1 in a very talented class. White, a 6-foot-5 point guard, was named the N.C. Gatorade player of the year. He led Greenfield School to a 23-11 record and a N.C. Independent Schools’ 1A semifinal appearance. He averaged 31 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists per game. (Charlotte Observer)

For First Time in 247 Rankings History, No Top 5 Basketball Recruit Chose Kentucky, Duke, or UNC

Every year you can usually count on the top five national basketball recruits choosing from a list of traditional powers. For some reason, in 2017, that was not the case. According to 247’s rankings, four of the top five recruits in the country signed with schools that aren’t typically basketball powers, while 17 of the top 50 also went to teams not considered traditional powers. (The Big Lead)

Audio: Jay Bilas on Cam Johnson: Players should be allowed to transfer and play immediately

Cam Johnson decided to transfer out of Pittsburgh last month. UNC emerged as one of the favorites to land Johnson, who happens to be a graduate transfer. However, Pitt will not allow him to play for the Tar Heels — or any other ACC program — unless he sits out next season. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas opened up on why Pitt’s decision is wrong. (ACC Sports Journal)

Cam Johnson sets visit to Chapel Hill

Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cam Johnson is not giving up on his chances of playing at North Carolina. After the University of Pittsburgh maintained their stance on blocking a transfer request to UNC, the shooting guard is planning his next step: a visit to the UNC campus. According to CBS Sports insider Jon Rothstein, Johnson will take a visit to Chapel Hill on Monday. (Keeping It Heel)

Pitt's misguided decision to restrict Cameron Johnson's transfer options

A jerk/coward scenario is one in which a person pursues a self-serving course of action that is so universally unpopular that only two possible explanations exist: Either the person is a jerk, or that person is a sniveling coward. Pittsburgh basketball coach Kevin Stallings apparently never received any advice about the second scenario, because he faces one now. (Sports Illustrated)

Pitt's Kevin Stallings wrong about restricting Cam Johnson transfer — but good luck convincing him

Cam Johnson’s most obvious tactic against Pitt's restriction on transferring to UNC is to cut loose the national media to play the Transfer Shame Game. They’ve brought the heat since news of the obstacle between Johnson and Carolina became public. This time, though, the media is underestimating the opposition, so to speak. They’re expecting to shame Kevin Stallings? (Sporting News)

Cameron Johnson should sue Pitt for his unconditional release

Cameron 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 Options

Pittsburgh’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 Carolina

It'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 Primer

There 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. Read More...

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

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer), 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 SG Josiah James, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (UNC offer), and 2020 PF Day'Ron Sharpe in Atlanta, GA

4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018
Watching 2019 PF Armando Bacot (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 CG Cole Anthony, 2019 SF Keion Brooks, 2019 SF Juwan Gary, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2021 PG Carter Whitt at the Nike EYBL even in Indianapolis, IN

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hosting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to UNC

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX

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Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Will Baker2019 C
Keion Brooks2019 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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