The not-so-good news for UNC fans: shooting guard Cameron Johnson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his hip this week. The good news: Johnson will be healthy in time for the 2018-19 season.
The even-better news: Johnson will be playing the 2018-19 season in Chapel Hill. He is eschewing the NBA Draft to return to school for his final season, per a new report.
Johnson's father informed Inside Carolina that his son is "excited" to play another season at UNC.
A graduate transfer from Pitt, Johnson appeared in 26 games in 2017-18, making 20 starts. He averaged 12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.
Johnson also shot 84.7 percent from the free-throw line and 34 percent from three-point range. He scored 20 or more points three times, including a career-high 32-point performance against Clemson.
Johnson's size, versatility and shooting ability will be of major assistance to the Tar Heels next season. He is one of three returning starters for UNC, along with guard Kenny Williams and forward Luke Maye.
UNC also welcomes a top-10 recruiting class, including five-stars Nassir Little and Coby White.