Pittsburgh Panthers Men’s Basketball and Xavier Johnson agree to part ways

Xavier Johnson (courtesy Pittsburgh Panthers)

2/24/2021

PITTSBURGH – University of Pittsburgh head coach Jeff Capel announced the departure of junior guard Xavier Johnson Wednesday afternoon. Johnson will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal immediately.
 
“The Pitt men’s basketball program and Xavier Johnson have mutually agreed that it is in everyone’s best interest to part ways,” said Capel. “He will enter then transfer portal and is no longer a member of our program. We wish him the best of luck as he looks to continue his career elsewhere.”
 
Johnson was averaging 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game in 18 contests (16 starts). He was shooting 42.6 percent (80-of-188) from the field, including 32.1 percent (25-of-78) from three-point range.  Johnson concludes his Pitt career ranked 30th on the all-time scoring list with 1,152 points.
 
Pitt returns to action Sunday, Feb. 28 at NC State (4 pm – ACC Network). The Panthers are 9-9 on the season with a 5-8 mark in conference play with three ACC games remaining.

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