There is no doubt Brice Johnson is one of the more exciting freshmen in this 2012 class. His field-goal percentage of 56.2 leads all Tar Heels on this list.
For that reason, fans have been begging for more time out of the lanky power forward/center. Especially since the team ranks 111th in the nation, shooting 44.6 percent from the field.
Unfortunately for those desperate fans, James Michael McAdoo plays in front of him at power forward, and Johnson lacks the weight to bang with the ACC bigs at center.
Weighing in at 187 pounds, it just isn't a fair game down low.
Can you imagine him having to go one-on-one with Miami's 292-pound beast of a man, Reggie Johnson? No matter how much Brice Johnson supporters love him, it would be ludicrous to think he could match up with someone that big.
He isn't David, and last time I checked, slingshots aren't allowed in basketball.
While Reggie Johnson is an extreme example, opposing centers would regularly have a 30-to-40-pound advantage on Brice. Fortunately for the young star in the making, Carolina's strength and conditioning program has put significant weight on two other lanky Tar Heels: Henson and Hubert.
Johnson has a bright future in Chapel Hill, and it will likely be at the power forward position. But he will still have to put on a solid 30 pounds before we will see his full potential.