PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – The Pitt basketball program has announced the signing of two to National Letters of Intent, one a local product, the other a junior college transfer.
The local signing is Cameron Johnson of Our Lady of Sacred Heart in Coraopolis. A 6-foot-7-inch guard, Johnson is a highly skilled late bloomer with size and guard skills who grew 5 inches in height since last summer. Johnson came into his own during his senior season at OLSH in Coraopolis where he ranked second in the WPIAL in scoring at 27.8 points per game and earned PIAA Class A Second Team All-State honors.
The junior college transfer, is big man Tyrone Haughton of Iowa Western Community College. The 6-foot-9-inch, 220-pound center Haughton is a defensive standout who brings rim protection and shot blocking skills to the Panthers. A two-time All-Region Second Team selection at Iowa Western Community College, Haughton set the school’s career record for blocked shots with 185 over a two-year period. He helped guide the Reivers to a combined 55-11 overall record and NJCAA Elite Eight finish in 2012-13.
Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon released the following statement on the two signings.
“We’re extremely excited about both Tyrone and Cameron,” Dixon said. “Tyrone is a great shot blocker and defensive presence. He plays hard, is an active rebounder, runs the floor well, is a great kid and is extremely athletic for his size. Cameron is a late bloomer who we did not start recruiting until midway through his senior season. He is a highly skilled player and a good shooter whose best days are ahead of him. He’s grown 5 inches in a year’s time and he’s still growing and improving. He projects to be a great player after he adds strength.”
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