As awkward as it is to say, a former Pitt Panther could be transferring to WVU for his final season. Former Pitt guard Durand Johnson, who left the Pitt program after this past season, was on campus this past weekend and likes what the Mountaineers have to offer.
Johnson, a 4 star guard from Brewster Academy, committed to Pitt as part of their 2011 class and was an immediate scoring threat off the bench for the Panthers. In 2013-14 Johnson was limited to only 16 games due to an ACL injury but still averaged 8.8 PPG as the Panthers sixth man. Johnson was suspended this past season by Panthers head coach Jamie Dixon due to unannounced circumstances but was allowed to practice and remain in the program.
Johnson was rated a Top 100 player coming from high school and was considered by many scouts to be one of the top scoring threats in the 2011 class. Johnson has the athletic ability, shooting skills, and defensive mentality to be an instant asset for the Mountaineers.
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