Will Johnson heads overseas

Will Johnson, who graduated from UNC this spring following four years playing for the Tar Heels on an academic scholarship, has signed with a Spanish professional team in Madrid.

But Johnson isn't going to run a company, design computer programs or make sales calls. To his everlasting delight, he will earn his checks by sinking baskets. He recently signed with a professional basketball team in Madrid and will leave in August for training camp in Spain.

"It's still kind of hard to believe for me," Johnson said. "I'm lucky. But I also feel like I've worked hard to prepare myself. When I got over there (for the tryout), I realized that all the work I put in for four years really had made me a much better player. I just tried to prove that, and I'll try to prove that this season."

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