“He had two really good months with the ACC Tournament and with the NCAA Tournament,” said his former coach and mentor Dion Bethea. “He felt like he had a lot left to do at Chapel Hill." Johnson was a major part of the Tar Heels’ inside attack this past season and averaged 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in 37 starts during his junior season, earning third team All-ACC honors. “We look at all the accolades and all the guys that were ahead of him (in high school) for McDonald’s and Jordan (all-star games) and he’s having a really good career,” Bethea said. “With him coming back, I don’t know another power forward coming back that will be better." A native of Orangeburg, S.C., the 6-9, 228-pounder -- who arrived at UNC out of high school weighing 187 pounds -- has scored 1,038 points during his three years at North Carolina.
Johnson was projected as a second round pick in the 2015 draft by Draft Express and ESPN.
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