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Durand Johnson to transfer to St. John’s

New head coach Chris Mullin continues to make an impact in Queens as the Johnnies landed yet another player on the transfer market. Durand Johnson, former Pittsburgh Panther and member of the Big East, committed to St. John’s on Wednesday afternoon and will be eligible to play right away. The 6’6″ small forward averaged 8.8 points per game, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 16 games...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Durand Johnson leaving Pitt's program after year on suspension

  Pittsburgh junior Durand Johnson is leaving the program after sitting out last season because of an NCAA suspension. The school said Tuesday that Johnson will not return in the fall. He had an unspecified NCAA suspension and will have one year of eligibility remaining. Coach Jamie Dixon said in a statement the Panthers will assist Johnson ''any way we can'' going forward. The 6...
Via Associated Press
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball: Analysis of Trip to Hawaii

The Pitt Basketball traveled to Hawaii after winning their first two games verse Niagara and Samford. The Panthers would face the University of Hawaii before facing Chaminade in the Maui Invitational. Pitt was without senior guard Cam Wright, who broke his foot before the season. They were also missing forward Durand Johnson, who has been suspended for the entire season. The Panthers...
Via isportsweb.com
November 30, 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 play...
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

Hot Shooting on a Cold Night

Weak effort I know, but it was a late night and an early start. I felt obliged to make some sort of weather reference. Unlike the past few games it did not take long for the offense to get going. Pitt came out with purpose on offense. Finishing at the rim and not nearly so much settling for jumpers early. The defense, though, took a little more time to get going. Some of that has...
Via Pitt Blather
January 07, 2014  |  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 Scarlet...
Via FOX Sports
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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