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DerMarr Johnson embraces 'perfect opportunity' to be member of Wes Miller's staff

Former University of Cincinnati standout men's basketball player DerMarr Johnson will be back on the Bearcats' bench for the 2021-22 season.

UC men's basketball coach Wes Miller on Tuesday announced the seven members of his support staff for the upcoming campaign, including Johnson, the 1999-2000 Conference USA Freshman of the Year with the Bearcats and the No. 6 overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft.

"I feel great about it," Johnson told The Enquirer. "It's a perfect opportunity for me to be here at the school that I went to and came back to four years ago and graduated from.