Report: Kentucky’s Dakari Johnson Will Declare For The NBA Draft

There has been plenty of smoke that Kentucky sophomore big man Dakari Johnson would be heading to the NBA Draft, and with that smoke there is fire. Johnson is indeed turning pro, according to SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria.  Kentucky’s Dakari Johnson Will Declare for NBA Draft http://t.co/BQZzvJbgbI @joshua_newman — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 8, 2015 With Johnson gone, that...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: The Cats cruise past Alabama

Kentucky pushed its undefeated streak to 17-0 after beating Alabama at Coleman Coliseum in  Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Kentucky has now gone two consecutive games without going into an overtime period. Now this might not seem like a big accomplishment, but in Kentucky’s first two SEC games, they were forced into one overtime period against Ole Miss and two overtime periods against...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari: Kentucky would get 'buried' by any NBA team

Kentucky basketball has a chance to be incredibly good this season. Maybe even historically good, if everything breaks correctly. However, the idea that they would beat an NBA team, even one of the worst ones, is pretty crazy. Don’t tell that to Georgetown College (KY) head coach Chris Briggs, however. After his NAIA-level team was obliterated by John Calipari’s Wildcats 121...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky’s Alex Poythress Leaps Over Dakari Johnson For An Incredible Dunk At Practice

We’re a little less than two hours away from the start of the college basketball season. The Kentucky men’s basketball team appears ready to go.  The Wildcats will start the 2014-15 season as the likely unanimous No. 1 team in the country. They’re incredibly talented.  Here’s a video of Kentucky’s Alex Poythress making a leaping dunk over teammate Dakari Johnson at the...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Booker, Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress earn start vs Puerto Rico

UPDATE Calipari changed the lineup right before tip. Instead, The Harrison twins, Devin Booker, Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress will start. *** The Kentucky Wildcats open their Big Blue Bahamas Tour today against the Puerto Rico National Team reserves. The starting lineups in each game of this trip will probably be different form game to game, […]
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014-15 Schedule is Taking Shape….

Kentucky’s Dakari Johnson celebrates after a college basketball tournament game against Michigan Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Coming off a few seasons where the only marquee game in Rupp Arena was Louisville coming to town, UK and Coach Cal have really stepped up this season with a schedule that is shaping up to be the best in recent memory...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky’s Dakari Johnson Teaches UK’s Athletic Director About Social Media, “Baes”, “Turning Up”

Kentucky’s basketball team will surely benefit from the return of freshman center Dakari Johnson, but so too, apparently, will the Wildcats’ athletic director, Mitch Barnhart. In a video produced for The CATSPY Awards–the annual ESPY-esque show started by the Lexington school in 2003 to honor the academic, athletic and community excellence achieved by all UK student-athletes–the...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dakari Johnson to Return to Kentucky Wildcats

 Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports In a press release that just went out from UK Athletics, Dakari Johnson has decided to return to school for his Sophomore season. Here’s the quote from Dakari: “This year has been for me a year of transition, growth and so much fun! I’ve learned a lot about myself personally through adversity and triumph which I know made me a...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Calipari Meeting with Johnson and Poythress on Monday, Harrison Twins on Tuesday

John Calipari has scheduled meetings with all of his players who remain undecided on their future plans. The Kentucky head coach told ESPN’s Andy Katz that he will meet with Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress sometime on Monday afternoon. Calipari will then meet with both of the Harrison twins on Tuesday. Calipari also said that he plans to meet with Julius Randle, who has already...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 14 Kentucky rolls past Texas A&M behind Poythress, Johnson

Alex Poythress scored a season-high 16 points as No. 14 Kentucky routed Texas A&M 68-51 on Tuesday night. Poythress and 7-foot freshman Dakari Johnson eagerly picked up the slack inside for Kentucky (14-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) with struggling 7-foot pivot man Willie Cauley-Stein limited by foul trouble. Poythress worked inside for baskets and got to the free throw line...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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