College basketball can be a cruel mistress. Simply ask the Pittsburgh Panthers. A program forced to watch Cameron Johnson, now with the North Carolina Tar Heels, dismantle them only a few seasons removed from the wing donning their uniforms.
On Saturday, UNC toppled Pitt, 85-60. Johnson scored 15 points against his former team as Pitt fans showered him with boos. After the game, the veteran talent spoke about the atmosphere not bothering him.
“No hard feelings on my end,” Johnson said with a shrug, via The AP.
Cameron Johnson has been a quality player for several seasons now, but did admit he’s aging like a fine wine.
“I just feel like I’m a little better overall physically, a little more fine-tuned,” Johnson said. “As I keep getting older, I keep getting a little better and more experienced, so I feel like that’s all added up for me.”
The good news here for the Panthers is that Kevin Stallings is no longer the head coach. Also, Jeff Capel has massively improved the program’s recruiting efforts, as well as how they play on the hardwood. Things are most certainly looking up for those residing in the Oakland Zoo.
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