HoopsHype Reggie Johnson rumors
The Boston Celtics hosted another pre-draft workout on Tuesday and one of the invitees -- Northeastern guard Jon Lee (who raised eyebrows with what's believed to be a record-breaking performance in the team's three-minute sprint drill at the end of workouts last week by running 29 ½ court lengths -- Tweeted that the session included Duke center Mason Plumlee, Miami center Reggie Johnson, and Belmont guard Ian Clark. ESPN.com
Reggie Johnson hasn't decided if he'll keep his name in for the NBA Draft, but Hurricanes teammate Malcolm Grant is convinced he'll return to school. "Reggie ain't going nowhere, man. Reggie loves me too much for him to try to leave me," Grant joked. South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Miami center Reggie Johnson is entering the NBA draft, though will not yet hire an agent. Johnson averaged 11.9 points and 9.6 rebounds as a redshirt sophomore this past season. The 6-foot-10, 303-pounder shot 59 percent from the field. ESPN.com
While Miami’s search for a new men’s basketball coach continued Monday, center Reggie Johnson made news of his own. Johnson declared early for the NBA draft, but will not sign with an agent, leaving the door open for him to return as a junior in 2011-12. Underclassmen who declare early have until May 8 to remove their name to maintain college eligibility. “The chance to play in the NBA is something that has been in my mind for a long time – since I was really young,” Johnson said in a statement. “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.” South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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