could make his 2011-12 debut after undergoing knee surgery during the offseason. Johnson averaged 11.9 ppg and 9.6 rpg last year. His return should have a big impact considering the Hurricanes hit only 42.7% of their two-point shots (288th nationally). Johnson had 14 points and 20 rebounds in Miami's 85-62 win over Florida Atlantic in last year's NIT.
"It's just that presence, his size. [Opposing players] are kind of scared to go in there and see him," Grant said. "We're all exciting and we're waiting for him.
"It will make everybody else's job a lot easier. We've showed great flashes without him, but with him back, hopefully we can really start getting this thing rolling and start showing consistency and be a great team."