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Durand Johnson to leave Pitt men’s basketball program

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Pitt announced on Tuesday that redshirt junior Durand Johnson would not be a member of the men's basketball program moving forward.“We wish Durand only the best in his future pursuits and will try to assist him any way we can as he moves forward,” head coach Jamie Dixon said in a release.Johnson sat ...

Johnson continues rehabilitation for upcoming season

Johnson continues rehabilitation for upcoming season

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

November 3, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

This story is a continuation of a story published on Monday. Read part one here.After he tore his ACL on Jan. 11, Durand Johnson’s spirits were low. But encouraging words from his family and friends helped him recuperate.“I had so much positive feedback and so many positive people around me that kept me with a ...

Road to recovery: Durand Johnson returns to court after major injury

Road to recovery: Durand Johnson returns to court after major injury

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials / Basketballpreview2014, Sports

As the younger brother of a highly successful athlete, Durand Johnson always felt pressure to keep up with his sibling. After seeing his brother, Derrell Johnson, sign with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent from Eastern Carolina University, Durand became especially motivated.“That just ad...

Welcome Back: Yearning to play, Johnson nears return from ACL injury

Welcome Back: Yearning to play, Johnson nears return from ACL injury

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


Filed under Men's Basketball, Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014, Sports

Durand Johnson penetrated the right side of the lane, heaved a running jumper, got fouled and landed awkwardly on his right leg. He cringed for a minute, clutching his knee on the floor, then stood up and sank two free throws.Pitt fans inside the Petersen Events Center sighed in relief. Johnson was the...

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