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DURAND JOHNSON RUMORS

Basketball Season Rolling Up

The Blue-Gold Scrimmage was Sunday. There’s another fan/student event on Friday night — nice tie-in for homecoming weekend. The first exhibition is on Halloween. The season opener is in 3 1/2 weeks. Time to run some links. I’m going to skip specific preseason prognostication mags. Basically Pitt is being projected into the NCAA Tournament. The expectations in the ACC are anywhere...
Via Pitt Blather
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt's Durand Johnson one of ESPN.com's top reserves

Pitt guard/forward Durand Johnson is ready to make his comeback to Pitt's basketball program this season. After missing most of last year with a knee-injury, Johnson is slated to return by the beginning of this season. Johnson's return is particularly good news for the Panthers in light of Cameron Wright's recent injury, expected to sideline him for approximately ten...
Via SCACC Hoops
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt's Durand Johnson working on game and rehab

Durand Johnson is fighting his way back in hopes of being ready to start the season with the Panthers in November. Johnson is on track to do just that and when he gets back on the court, he wants to be more than just an outside shooter: "Last year, before I went down, I was trying to mix up my game, not just be a spot-up shooter and get out in transition, but also take guys...
Via SCACC Hoops
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt Panthers basketball: Durand Johnson will be the x factor

Pitt’s most important player this season will be Durand Johnson. No it is not senior leader Cameron Wright nor point guard James Robinson, it is the Baltimore small forward. The 6’6 rising junior averaged 8.8 ppg and looked to be the real x factor in the Panthers offense before he tore his ACL on January 11 against Wake Forest. However, Johnson should be healthy by the time ACC...
Via isportsweb.com
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt Panthers basketball: Previewing the 2014-15 schedule

While the 2014-15 Pitt basketball schedule is not out quite a few of the opponents have been released. The Panthers are one of eight teams to compete in the annual Maui Invitational tournament from November 23-25. The seeding has not been released yet but the Panthers are guaranteed to play some tough programs in their three day Hawaii excursion. The other seven teams in the tournament...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the impact of Durand Johnson's injury

And just as things were clicking along for Pitt, the team was dealt a big blow with the news of Durand Johnson's injury. DJ, if you haven't yet heard, will be out for the season with a torn ACL. Injuries are sometimes the only thing that can derail a team that is playing pretty good ball. And unfortunately for Pitt, this one's not a minor one. An injury to a starter like...
Via SCACC Hoops
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt's Durand Johnson out for season with torn ACL

Pittsburgh sophomore forward Durand Johnson will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL and meniscus in his right knee in Saturday's win over Wake Forest. The 6-foot-6 Johnson was injured while driving to the basket with 5:30 remaining in Pittsburgh's 80-65 victory. He was fouled on the play and made two free throws before leaving. He is expected to undergo surgery...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt's Durand Johnson out for the season with a torn ACL

Pitt is playing like one of the top teams in the ACC, but the Panthers suffered some bad news on Sunday.  Sophomore, Durand Johnson is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Tough break for Pitt hoops: Sophomore G/F Durand Johnson out for the year with torn ACL, torn meniscus — Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) January 12, 2014 Johnson had scored in double-figures in...
Via SCACC Hoops
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Pitt's Durand Johnson throws down monster dunk

Last night, the Pete was rocking as the Pittsburgh Panthers played host to nearby Slippery Rock for a little preseason basketball. The following dunk got the Oakland Zoo extremely fired up: forward Durand Johnson threw down a vicious dunk in transition: [Pittsburgh Panthers]
Via College Spun
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitt hopes romp over Georgetown ignites turnaround

Durand Johnson has only been at Pitt a few months. Yet the freshman forward is a quick study on how the Panthers like to play. And getting pushed around by the likes of Cincinnati and Rutgers is not part of the brand coach Jamie Dixon has built over the last decade. That's why Dixon didn't need to give any table-flipping speeches after a stunning 67-62 upset loss to the...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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