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Illinois Basketball to have in-home visit with Pittsburgh transfer Cameron Johnson

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Johnson is one of the most highly-pursed players on the transfer market.

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Fighting Illini basketball is pursuing one of the top players on this offseason’s transfer market. According to Illini Inquirer’s Derek Piper, head coach Brad Underwood will conduct an in-home visit with Pittsburgh’s Cameron Johnson on Friday; assistants Orlando Antigua and Jamall Walker will also be in attendance.

Johnson, a 6-foot-8 wing, averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 44.7% from the field (41.5% 3PT). The redshirt-sophomore will be able to play immediately after graduated from Pittsburgh in three years, and he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.

Johnson was recently visited by Arizona head coach Sean Miller on Sunday. Kentucky, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas and others high-major programs have reportedly been involved as well.

During the 2016-17 season, Johnson had notable single-game efforts against North Carolina (24 points), Virginia (20 points), and Syracuse (16 points).

Cameron Johnson 2016-17 Highlights