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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...

Pitt’s Cameron Johnson hoping for freedom to play immediately at UNC

Cameron 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 season

Last 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 Highlights

Raw 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. View Video...

Pitt Is Imposing Restrictions On Where Cam Johnson Transfers

Cam 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 Classic

UNC 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. View Video...

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 Manley

In this episode of Your Winning Ways, FOX26 News takes a look at blue chip college basketball recruit and North Carolina signee, Sterling Manley. View Video...

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)

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, Romeo Langford, Nassir Little, and Ashton Hagans at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the adidas Prospect Series in Chanhassen, MN

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

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Jalek Felton2017 PG
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Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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