Eye of the Hurricane

April 11, 2011

Reggie Johnson to Declare for the Draft

Filed under: NBA — eadeutsch @ 5:26 pm
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From Hurricanesports:

“Sophomore center Reggie Johnson has elected to submit his name for the upcoming NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent to retain the option of returning to the Hurricanes for the 2011-12 season. “The chance to play in the NBA is something that has been in my mind for a long time – since I was really young,” said Johnson. “Now the chance has presented itself so I can see where I stand. If it doesn’t feel right, I know I still have the opportunity to return to play college basketball.””

Does the 6’10, 300 lb. center, who averaged 11.9 points and 9.6 rebounds in 26 minutes have what it takes to make it in the NBA or get drafted?

The last two Canes to get drafted, Dwayne Collins and Jack McClinton, are currently playing in Europe, after failing to make the squads that picked them up in the draft (the Suns and Spurs, respectively).

Is this a bad sign for the Hurricanes basketball program, as it may signal a lack of faith that Johnson has in whoever plans on taking over the team as the head coach going into next season?

1 Comment »

  1. He didn’t hire an agent. I think he’s likely to come back. What’s probably going to happen is that he’ll find out he’s getting drafted middle to late second round, if at all, and will come right back for his junior year of eligibility.

    Comment by davidfurones — April 11, 2011 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

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