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Marquette Basketball Recruiting: Pitt Transfer Cameron Johnson Is Interested In The Golden Eagles

A grad transfer with two years remaining? INTERESTING.

NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh guard Cameron Johnson is leaving the Panthers after two full seasons and one medical redshirt season. However, he will have his degree in hand following the end of the spring semester, and because he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining, there’s a long list of teams interested in him.

Included in that long list, according to Rivals’ Corey Evans, is YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles.

Johnson was a top 300 recruit back in the class of 2014, but during his sophomore season in 2016-17, he averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. The 6’8”, 210 lb., guard shot over 41% from three-point distance, and had one of the 250 best turnover rates in the country, coughing it up on only 12.6% of the possessions while he was on the court for Pitt.

Size, low turnovers, and great shooting? Seems like a solid option for Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski, especially at that height. Not a lot of rebounding in terms of rate on either end, though, and he’s not exactly a steals machine, either. Pitt wasn’t all that different than Marquette in terms of defensive efficiency this past season, so there’s a chance that Johnson might not be able to help MU get stops.

It is important to remember that Johnson, while eligible immediately as a graduate transfer, will have two years of eligibility left wherever he ends up. Here’s what MU’s scholarship situation looks like for right now: