Pitt had a rough year on the court. One of the players involved in that season now claims it bungled one off the court, as well.

It seems possible the Panthers have mishandled their showdown with shooting guard Cameron Johnson regarding his entry into the world of graduate transfers.

Johnson, University of Pittsburgh Class of 2017, announced Tuesday he is transferring to North Carolina. This was a bold maneuver, given that Pitt athletic officials are on record declaring they will not permit Johnson to gain immediate eligibility at any member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.


They initially had denied him a release to be contacted by Carolina (or any ACC school) about pursuing a transfer, but then relented and stated he could transfer to an ACC university — but would not be allowed to play in 2017-18 if he chose one of them. He was interested in one, particularly, and now he has made his intent to move there public.