CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Cameron Johnson, a 6-8 guard from Moon Township, Pa., has signed a scholarship agreement to attend the University of North Carolina and play for the Tar Heels beginning with the 2017-18 men's basketball season.
Johnson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and played two full seasons for the Panthers. He received a medical red-shirt after playing in eight games as a freshman in 2014-15 and has two years of eligibility remaining as a graduate student.
He averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 33 games last year, shooting 41.5 percent from three-point range (78 of 188). He was one of two players to start all 33 games and led Pitt in three-point field goals, three-point percentage, free throw percentage (.811) and steals (31). He scored 583 points in 73 career games for Pitt.
Johnson earned Academic All-ACC honors twice, was an academic all-district selection in 2016-17 and graduated with honors.
Johnson matched his career scoring high with 24 points against the Tar Heels on Jan. 31, 2017, at the Smith Center. He made 9 of 13 field goals in that game, including six of nine from three-point range. He also scored 24 points against Syracuse in the 2016 ACC Tournament in Washington, D.C.
“We are excited to have Cameron and his family join our program,” says Carolina head coach Roy Williams. “He has proven he can do the job both on the court and in the classroom. He is accomplished in both areas. The young man went through a demanding process to get to North Carolina. We are happy to have someone join our program who wanted to be with us so badly. I look forward to helping him improve as a player and watching the impact he has on our program.”
Johnson attended Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Coraopolis, Pa., where he averaged 27.8 points as a senior.