Pitt re­leases John­son to play at UNC as grad­u­ate trans­fer

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RALEIGH, N.C. | Pitts­burgh re­leased guard Cameron John­son to play im­me­di­ately at North Carolina as a grad­u­ate trans­fer.

John­son’s fa­ther, for­mer Pitt player Gil John­son, said the school no­ti­fied the fam­ily Thurs­day that it has re­moved any re­stric­tions for his son to play next year for the reign­ing na­tional Tar Heels. Pitts­burgh had cited an in­ter­nal pol­icy in try­ing to re­quire the 6-foot-8 John­son to sit out a year if he went to an­other At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence school in­stead of play­ing right away with two sea­sons of eli­gi­bil­ity.

Gil John­son told The As­so­ci­ated Press that there were “no hard feel­ings” and that his son would soon head to Chapel Hill. Pitt is­sued a state­ment Thurs­day af­ter­noon con­firm­ing John­son’s re­lease and wish­ing him “the very best as he pur­sues his grad­u­ate de­gree.”

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