Pitt Adds Cameron Johnson To 2014 Class

Tyrone Haughton and Cameron Johnson officially signed to 2014 recruiting class on Monday. Haughton, who comes from Iowa Western Community College, blocked 185 shots in two years. Johnson, a local product from OLSH, averaged 27.8 points a game this past season, on his way to second-team all-state honors.

Pitt's 2014 class grew by two members on Monday, as Jamie Dixon announced the signings of Cameron Johnson and Tyrone Haughton.

Haughton verbally committed to the Panthers earlier this year. Johnson recently picked up an offer, and signed his letter of intent with the Panthers today.

"We're extremely excited about both Tyrone and Cameron," Dixon said. "Tyrone is a great shot blocker and defensive presence. He plays hard, is an active rebounder, runs the floor well, is a great kid and is extremely athletic for his size. Cameron is a late bloomer who we did not start recruiting until midway through his senior season. He is a highly skilled player and a good shooter whose best days are ahead of him. He's grown five inches in a year's time and he's still growing and improving. He projects to be a great player after he adds strength."

Haughton was a two-time All-Region Second Team selection at Iowa Western Community College. He set the school's career record for blocked shots with 185 over a two-year period. He helped guide the Reivers to a combined 55-11 overall record and NJCAA Elite Eight finish in 2012-13. He also averaged 3.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game, shooting 55 percent (66-111) from the floor. He chose Pitt over Pitt over Memphis, Wichita State, Gonzaga, Texas Tech, Washington State, Tennessee and Fresno State.

Johnson averaged 27.8 points per game, second in the WPIAL, on his way to Second Team All-State honors. His dad Gil Johnson (1988-90) is a former basketball player at Pitt, as well.

In addition to earning All-State honors, Johnson was selected to the Class A "Fab Five" and "PA West" team by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and was named to the All-Area team by the Beaver County Times.

On the AAU circuit, he was a member of TeamWork, which took home a third place finish at AAU Nationals in Orlando, Fla. Johnson also earned scholarship offers from several Ivy League schools including Columbia and Penn, and received interest from Boston College, Stanford, Rice, Richmond and Virginia.

Johnson and Haughton join previously signed players Shaquille Doorson, Sheldon Jeter and Ryan Luther. The addition of Jeter, Luther and now Johnson, give Pitt a nice local flavor with three former WPIAL standouts in the 2014 class.


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