Former Pittsburgh guard Cam Johnson figures to be one of the top grad transfers on the college basketball market this year. And several SEC teams have reached out and offered the sharpshooting guard.
Per Corey Evans of Rivals.com, Johnson has already received offers from SEC schools Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina and Ole Miss along with the likes of Arizona, Michigan and Iowa State. Johnson led Pitt in scoring last year with 11.9 points per game. He also knocked down 41.5 percent of his 3-point attempts while taking over five per game.
Pitt transfer Cam Johnson's offer list:
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) April 7, 2017
The most intersting team on this list is actually Kentucky, given Calipari’s public stance on graduate transfers. But Johnson differs from the type of graduate transfer Calipari refers to in that he isn’t coming up from a mid or low major team. He’s leaving one power conference team, coached by former Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings, and looking to play at another high major program.
The mystery shooter I mentioned earlier this week. https://t.co/9lJTwR5IFV
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) April 7, 2017
Kentucky, Florida and South Carolina all made the Elite Eight last season. Kentucky is set to lose a number of players, as freshman Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo are all headed to the NBA(though Adebayo could return as he has not signed with an agent). South Carolina is set to lose Sindarius Thornwell who was the best player in the NCAA Tournament. And Florida will lose Canyon Barry, who was a grad transfer from College of Charleston a year ago and made some huge contributions to the Gators this year.