One of the most dramatic transfer sagas ever in the history of college basketball is one step closer to a conclusion.
Per Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, former Pittsburgh guard Cameron Johnson committed to the reigning national champions, North Carolina on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 11.9 points per game and shot 42 percent from three-point land last year for the Panthers.
While North Carolina seemed to be the certain landing spot for Johnson during the whole process, there is still question to whether or not he will be able to play right away for the Tarheels.
Pittsburgh’s transfer releases state that Johnson can play right away anywhere except for the ACC, an ongoing battle that Johnson is still fighting.
The addition of Johnson is huge for Roy Williams and next year’s squad since star forward Justin Jackson decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility and sign with an agent in this year’s NBA Draft.
Johnson will be able to fill that void at the small forward position and be relied on to be a competent three-point shooter like Jackson was for North Carolina this past year.