UNC Basketball: Cameron Johnson donates to local school district

A former UNC Basketball forward and his brothers have made a food donation to their local school district in Pittsburgh

Former North Carolina standout and current Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson decided to return home to Pennsylvania during the NBA shutdown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to be with his family. Before he left to head back to Arizona, Johnson wanted to make sure he could help give back to his community.

And he had a little help from his family.

Cam, his brother and current UNC Basketball forward Donovan “Puff” as well as their brother Braylon, decided to give back to the Moon Area School District last week by donating meals to families at Hyde Elementary.

Per The Trib Live, Johnson and his brothers donated food and drinks Thursday morning to Hyde Elementary where his mom works as a nurse:

So Johnson filled 12 dozen bags with Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches and nuggets, bottled water and bags of chips. He spent nearly three hours handing them out with his mother, his father Gil and his brothers Donovan and Braylon alongside Hyde Elementary principal Joe Johnson, food service director Christie Leininger and school counselor Neil Tkatch.

Johnson grew up in Moon and attended schools in the district before transferring to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Coraopolis for his junior and senior seasons of high school basketball. But he still wanted the opportunity to make a difference in his community and pounced on it when he had a chance.

After playing at Pitt for a few seasons, Johnson transferred to North Carolina where he played two years and helped the Tar Heels reach the Sweet 16. Following his career at UNC, Johnson was a lottery pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, going 11th to the Phoenix Suns. His rookie year has been cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic but he was averaging 8.1 points while shooting 41.8% from the field and 39.7% from 3-point range in 49 games.

Johnson’s brother, Donovan, committed to North Carolina in the Fall of 2019 and will be on campus in Chapel Hill this Summer as a freshman. He is one of six players committed in UNC’s 2020 class that ranks No. 3 on most major recruiting sites.

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