clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Michigan in the mix for Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson

Cameron Johnson averaged 11.9 points per game for the Panthers in the 2016-17 season.

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Virginia vs Pittsburgh Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

While Brendan Quinn of MLive reported that Michigan has not offered Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson, Rivals’ Corey Evans stated that the Wolverines have offered the talented guard.

Nevertheless, Michigan is in the mix for Johnson, along with Florida, Ohio State, Texas, Kentucky, Arizona, Iowa State, South Carolina, Baylor, Ole Miss, Marquette, and TCU.

“We've talked about taking a visit and how the fit would be and what it would be like to go to Michigan,” Johnson said to MLive. “I like the way that Michigan plays and (Beilein) was telling me that I'd really be a good fit.”

The only reason Michigan might not have offered Johnson is because of 2017 5-star power forward Mohamed Bamba from New York (NY) Westtown School. The Wolverines have one open scholarship for next season and Bamba is still considering playing in Ann Arbor. Michigan could have another scholarship become available if Moritz Wagner or D.J. Wilson leave school early to enter the 2017 NBA Draft.

Bamba, a 6-foot-11, 205-pound athlete, is ranked No. 3 in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite. He is the second-best at his position and No. 1 in the state of New York.

“I have to talk to (Beilein) a little bit more about that aspect,” Johnson said of a potential scholarship offer. “I know he touched upon it a little bit. I think he'll get in contact with my dad and some other people and we'll figure that out from there.”

As a redshirt sophomore at Pittsburgh last season, Johnson averaged 11.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last season. He earned his degree in three years and still has two years of eligibility remaining. Johnson, regardless of where he plays, will be eligible for the 2017-18 season.

From Coraopolis (PA) Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart High School, Johnson was ranked No. 267 in the 2014 class, according to the 247Sports Composite.