Cameron Johnson News Archive

Biggest offseason questions for Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball teams

8. North Carolina: Is Roy Williams going to play more small ball? UNC usually dominates the glass with a bulky lineup. Yet Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and freshman Nassir Little, three players who can stretch the floor, could anchor a Tar Heels team that plays small ball the entire season. It would be atypical, but Williams has the personnel to succeed with the scheme. (

Post NBA Decisions — ACC Basketball Rankings, Part 2: A Cut Above

No. 1 North Carolina: This looks like a classic Roy Williams team: Loaded with a mix of veteran stars and gifted incoming rookies. Expectations are high in Chapel Hill — as they should be; this is a title-contending team. With Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and Kenny Williams back — plus Sterling Manley and Garrison Brooks — UNC has an embarrassment of riches. (ACC Sports Journal)

2018-19 college basketball rankings: Changes in Top 25 (and 1) after NCAA draft withdrawal deadline

8. North Carolina - With the NCAA cloud no longer hovering, UNC is back to recruiting like UNC — evidence being that the Tar Heels secured commitments from five-star recruits Nassir Little and Coby White. Those two will pair with veterans like Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and Kenny Williams to put Roy Williams in a position to perhaps win a fourth national title. (CBS Sports)

Could UNC basketball embrace a position-less lineup next season?

UNC will be deep around the perimeter, with Kenny Williams, Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson, Brandon Robinson, and Andrew Platek all returning. In addition, the Tar Heels are adding 5-star wing Nassir Little, who will provide even more explosiveness and scoring potential. With that group of talent in mind, UNC may step farther away from its traditional lineup. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC Basketball: Meet your 2018-19 Tar Heels

Cameron Johnson - By all accounts, Johnson joined the crew in Chapel Hill last year thinking it’d be a quick stop. Then he injured his knee, keeping him from playing until December. Then he quickly earned the right to start. Then there’s the hip procedure after the season. In between, he quickly realized he didn’t just join a team, he joined a family. (Tar Heel Blog)

Winners and Losers of College Basketball's 2018 Recruiting Cycle

Winners: North Carolina - Greenfield (N.C.) School five-star shooting guard Coby White, the state of North Carolina’s all-time leading scorer, can help fill the production hole left by Joel Berry’s departure, and Orlando Christian (Fla.) Prep’s Nassir Little, the 247Sports Composite’s No. 3 player, gives the Tar Heels another versatile forward to go with Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson. (Sports Illustrated)

Podcast: Antonio Williams, Cam Johnson, Luke Maye, UNC Football Fan Expectations

Inside Carolina's Greg Barnes and Ross Martin join host Tommy Ashley to cover a wide range of topics from the transfer in of Ohio State running back Antonio Williams, Cameron Johnson's decision to return, Luke Maye's decision to test the NBA Draft waters, and what UNC football fans should expect on a year in and year out basis. (Audioboom)

Did a hip injury cost UNC’s Cameron Johnson the opportunity to test the NBA Draft waters?

Cameron Johnson underwent a successful arthroscopic hip procedure up in Minnesota last week. Johnson is expected to make a full recovery before next season, which is great news. However, considering the timing, it’s interesting to speculate: Did that injury, and the necessary recovery time, cost Johnson the opportunity to test out the NBA pre-draft process? (ACC Sports Journal)

Podcast: Sean Moran Discusses 2018 Basketball Recruit Rankings & Evaluation Period

Inside Carolina contributor Sean Moran discusses the final 2018 basketball recruit rankings, the ongoing live evaluation period in Irving, Texas, and breaks down the return of North Carolina wing Cameron Johnson in his most recent podcast. (Audioboom)

With Cam Johnson confirmed to return, UNC is shaping up for next season

If there was any question about whether Cameron Johnson would return to UNC or declare for the NBA draft, that was put to rest Wednesday. Losing Johnson would have been an unexpected loss. UNC is expected to return three starters from last season, and has two incoming top-20 recruits, who are both expected to compete for the remaining starting spots. (Charlotte Observer)

Cameron Johnson Returning to UNC for Senior Season

North Carolina forward Cameron Johnson is returning to school for the 2018-19 basketball season, his father confirmed to Inside Carolina on Wednesday. "Cam decided that he wants to return to North Carolina for his senior season'," Gilbert Johnson said. "He recently underwent a minor procedure and is excited to play at UNC another year." (Inside Carolina)

Cameron Johnson Undergoes Arthroscopic Hip Procedure

University of North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson underwent an arthroscopic hip procedure Monday in Minneapolis, Minn. Johnson is expected to make a full recovery for the 2018-19 season. Dr. Chris Larson performed the procedure. Johnson played in 26 games and made 20 starts in 2017-18 in his first season with the Tar Heels. (

How would Sacha Killeya-Jones fit at UNC?

On Friday, news emerged that UNC is interested in Kentucky transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones. After two seasons coming off the bench in Lexington, the 6-10 forward got a full release from the Wildcats. While bringing in transfers hasn’t always been Roy Williams’ style (Cameron Johnson was the first in several years), it makes sense that the Tar Heels would be interested in Killeya-Jones. (Tar Heel Blog)

Cameron Johnson finds a home at North Carolina

NBA concerns are secondary to North Carolina wing Cameron Johnson. After all, family, even if it’s not bound by blood, comes first. “We all have a common goal and that’s making it to the national championship,” Johnson said. “I haven’t been to one. I have one more year of eligibility. With that one year, I want nothing more than to win a national championship.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Forget San Antonio - will the Triangle make it to Minneapolis next season?

Good news: The Tar Heels could return their second, third and fourth-leading scorers from a year ago in Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson (undecided) and Kenny Williams. All three will be seniors, and all three are tested and experienced. The freshman bigs that forced Roy Williams to go to a smaller lineup will be a year older, and under Williams, that's been a good thing. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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