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Former Pitt forward Durand Johnson to visit West Virginia, St. John's

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Former Pitt forward Durand Johnson is transferring out of the program and looking for a new home. Johnson could be headed to a program familiar to the Panthers.

Johnson will reportedly visit both West Virginia and St. John's this week. It's going to be a busy couple of days for him as he'll check out the Mountaineers' program today before going to St. John's on Tuesday.

Both ties are interesting, obviously. He wouldn't face the Panthers unless it were as part of a postseason game, but playing at nearby West Virginia wouldn't exactly endear him to Pitt fans all that much ... especially following a year where he was just suspended.

It's also worth point out that the Mountaineers return the core of their ranked team last year bringing back four of their top five scorers. And while Johnson's strength is in his ability to knock down three-pointers, West Virginia has three such players with Jevon Carter, Daxter Miles, and Jaysean Paige shooting a combined 359 of them. How much he can contribute there has to be up for consideration.

On the St. John's front, the Red Storm are checking out several transfer options. The Big East team is also in competition with Pitt for coveted big man Cheick Diallo.

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