North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson’s college basketball career started in his hometown at Pitt. Through a series of events, though – including an ugly transfer battle with the Panthers – he eventually found himself with the Tar Heels.
It ended up being a good decision. Pitt’s awful season ended with it going winless in ACC play and the firing of coach Kevin Stallings. North Carolina, on the other hand, is a win away from the Sweet 16 as it faces Texas A&M on Sunday.
The Tar Heels’ goal is clear, though: making it back to the Final Four and positioning themselves for a chance at a second straight national championship. For Johnson, that would bring him a long way from a tough couple of years at Pitt. He spoke with Inside Carolina’s Glen Barnes about the possibility:
That’s like a dream come true…Everybody as a kid wants to play in a Final Four. I have the benefit of playing with a handful of teammates who have played in multiple Final Fours and multiple national championships. It would definitely be a rush of emotions. I let myself look forward for just a second and then focus back in… But it would be something.
But what did Johnson’s decision come down to in the end? Just ask his father, Gilbert.
Cameron believed in [Roy] Williams…Also, Cameron was a diehard Carolina fan forever, since he was two years old. He would cry to stay up all night to watch the games with me, if the games were on late. He was always a diehard Carolina fan.
Fast forward to now, and that “diehard Carolina fan” has a chance to reach the pinnacle of his sport.
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