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After testing NBA waters, Reggie Johnson decides to return to UM

Reggie Johnson is coming back.

Reggie Johnson The 6-10, 300-pound sophomore center tested the waters of the NBA Draft without hiring an agent, and participated in a combine Saturday at the Nets’ practice facility in East Rutherford, N.J., in front of scouts, coaches and personnel from approximately 27 NBA teams. 

But upon further review, Johnson realized his best move was to come back and continue to work on his game.

“It was great to go through this process and have the chance to talk to some teams,” Johnson told UM's Sports information department. “I got positive feedback about my hands and footwork, but I decided that it would be best for me to come back to school and continue to work on some things to get to that next level.

“I feel like we have a great team returning next year, and I want to work with my teammates at Miami to make the NCAA Tournament. The opportunity to do that is a big part of my decision to come back.”

Coach Jim Larranaga was obviously happy to hear the news. “We’re very happy that Reggie has decided to return to our program at Miami,” Larranaga said in a statement released by the school. “I’m looking forward to working with him and his teammates to win an ACC Championship and compete in the NCAA Tournament.

“Reggie is a big, strong man who we expect to anchor both our offense and defense next season.”

UM loses just one player (Adrian Thomas) from a team that went 21-15 and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals. The new additions are 6-11 redshirt sophomore Kenny Kadji (Florida), 6-5 redshirt junior Trey McKinney Jones (UMKC) and 6-2 freshman guard Bishop Daniels.

As a sophomore, Johnson was UM's leading rebounder and third-leading scorer, averaging 11.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. He converted 59.1 percent of his field goals (the third-highest single-season percentage in UM history). He finished the season ranked second in the ACC in offensive rebounds (3.5), fourth in both defensive rebounds (6.1) and overall rebounds and 20th in scoring.

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This is Great News!

Glad you're back Reggie!

he needs to stay till his senior year if he wants a shot at an NBA career.

Very wise move Reggie. Glad to have you back.

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This is awesome news for the U! Welcome back Reggie. Best big man in the ACC returning.

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“There are minor things that are going to happen in a school with 300 athletes,” DiMare said. “You shouldn’t be thrown off the team for minor things. Obviously, rape is a different story.”

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It never ends.

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