Cincinnati Bearcats basketball coach Wes Miller is doing things the right way.
Last week, the Bearcats announced a cluster of additions to Miller’s incoming Bearcats basketball staff.
Included on the list are two former UC basketball standouts.
Dermarr Johnson, who starred on the great 1999-2000 Bearcats team, has joined the staff as the Director of Player Development.
Kyle Washington, who spent two seasons with the Bearcats (2016-2018), will work as a graduate assistant.
Johnson was a slick, sharp-shooting guard on that 29-win Bob Huggins club, playing alongside the likes of Kenyon Martin, Pete Mickael, and Steve Logan on a team that spent much of the year ranked number 1.
After one season with the Bearcats, Johnson was the sixth pick of the first round of the 2000 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Johnson spent the next seven seasons in the NBA and played for another decade overseas. In 2016, he joined Mick Cronin’s staff while finishing his undergraduate degree at UC.
A bruising low-post man, Washington scored 1,275 points in his college career while playing for a pair of 30-win Mick Cronin clubs. Washington has spent the last few season playing professionally both in America and abroad.