Pitt’s Johnson is Nominee for 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team

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PITTSBURGH – Pitt redshirt sophomore Cameron Johnson was named a nominee for the 2017 Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Good Works Team.

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Johnson, a Pittsburgh product whose older brother Aaron played at Clarion University, has started all seven games this season and is averaging 11.1 points per game while shooting a team-best 51.5% from behind the arc. The Moon Township, Pa., native has scored in double figures four times and ranks among the ACC leaders in three-point field goals (T-4th – 2.43 3pg.) and three-point percentage (2nd – .515).

The Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® recognizes players at all levels of college basketball whose charitable involvement and altruistic acts stand out amongst all other student-athletes participating in the sport. From leading an initiative to help end the water crisis in Flint, Mich., to co-founding a non-profit with the mission to improve literacy rates across the country, the players nominated embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.

Athletic departments and sports information directors across the country nominated the 181 NABC and the 97 WBCA student-athletes for the prestigious honor. Two special voting panels, headlined by former Duke University basketball athlete, two-time NCAA® champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill, and former Notre Dame basketball star, two-time Nancy Lieberman Award winner and current WNBA player Skylar Diggins, will select 10-member teams from both the NABC and WBCA, comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February.

Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, to the 2017 NABC Convention and 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four® in Phoenix, where they will participate in a community service project benefitting the city. Members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® will be recognized during the 2017 WBCA Convention and at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Final Four® in Dallas, and will also participate in a volunteer project in the local community. Allstate is an official corporate partner of the NABC, WBCA and NCAA.


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