Having numerous scholarships available now, Thad Matta and the Ohio State basketball program are looking to fill the open slots with not just uncommitted class of 2017 prospects, but also proven college players looking for a new home as transfers.
Reportedly showing interest in Howard point guard James Daniel and Elijah Long of Mount St. Mary’s, the Buckeyes will play host to one of the most sought after transfers left on the market.
Fresh off a visit to Kentucky, former University of Pittsburgh playmaker Cameron Johnson will make the trek to Columbus on Monday to see what the Buckeyes have to offer before heading out west for a trip to Arizona, per Jeff Goodman:
Pittsburgh grad transfer Cam Johnson expected to visit Ohio State on Monday, source told ESPN. So, Buckeyes Monday and Arizona next weekend.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 29, 2017
A grad transfer with two seasons of eligibility left, the 6’8, 210-pound guard could step right in for the rebuilding Buckeyes and help take some of the pressure off losing players such as Marc Loving and potentially Kam Williams.
Last season as a redshirt sophomore at Pittsburgh, Johnson, a Moon Township, PA native, averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per ball game.
Not just a leader on the court, he’s also a standout in the classroom. Enrolled in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences at Pitt, Johnson is a two-time All-ACC Academic pick and a 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.