The saga of Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson wasn’t over when he committed to UNC, although it was a huge deal for the Tar Heels. He still had the hurdle of his full release to jump over and it seems he’s gotten that now:
Johnson was initially going to have to sit out a year after his transfer despite graduating early and having two years of eligibility remaining. However, his impassioned plea to the Pittsburgh administration and highly publicized case surely helped to get him the verdict he was seeking.
He shot 41 percent from beyond the three-point line last season at Pitt and is expected to take up the role of a slightly less athletic, better shooting Justin Jackson this season for UNC. The 6’8″ guard is going to help Joel Berry, Theo Pinson, Kenny Williams and Luke May stay near the top of the ACC next season.