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Pitt releases Johnson to play at UNC as graduate transfer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Pittsburgh has 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.

"It's been a frustrating couple of months," Gil Johnson told The Associated Press on Thursday afternoon. "But I'm a true believer in generally people end up doing the right things more times than not, especially by a young man who has given the university everything he could over the past three years. So I was prayerful that Pitt would do the right thing and allow him to pursue his dreams."

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Leaders
Points: M. Young19.6
Rebounds: S. Jeter7.3
Assists: J. Artis3.3
FG%: J. Artis47.5%
FT%: M. Young77.8%
3P%: C. Johnson41.5%
Steals: S. Jeter0.9
Blocks: S. Jeter1.0
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Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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North Carolina 14-4 33-7
Florida State 12-6 26-9
Louisville 12-6 25-9
Notre Dame 12-6 26-10
Duke 11-7 28-9
Virginia 11-7 23-11
Virginia Tech 10-8 22-11
Miami (FL) 10-8 21-12
Syracuse 10-8 19-15
Wake Forest 9-9 19-14
Georgia Tech 8-10 21-16
Clemson 6-12 17-16
Pittsburgh 4-14 16-17
North Carolina State 4-14 15-17
Boston College 2-16 9-23
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