White visits Pitt transfer


After courting Rice transfer Egor Koulechov on Friday and Saturday, Florida coach Mike White hopped on a plane Sunday to visit another grad transfer target– Pittsburgh forward Cam Johnson.

The 6-foot-8, 210-pound Johnson had visits with a number of schools over the weekend, including TCU, Michigan, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Oregon, Rutgers and Illinois.

What makes Johnson appealing? For one, Johnson shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range last season while averaging 11.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. His size and game is similar to former UF forward Devin Robinson, who announced on Friday that he’s keeping his name in the NBA draft.

Johnson carries a 3.9 GPA and is on track to graduate in the spring after three years. Because Johnson red-shirted due a shoulder injury as a freshman, he’s a rare grad transfer that would have two years of eligibility remaining.

With forward Eric Hester transferring and Robinson putting his name in the NBA draft, the Gators have one scholarship spot open for 2016-17. That number could increase to two scholarship spots if center John Egbunu elects to keep his name in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-11 Egbunu, coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL, has until May 24 to decide whether to return for his senior season.