Kentucky Wildcats Commit Dakari Johnson May Opt to Stay For His Sophmore Year

By Dave Daniels
Mark Zerof – USA TODAY Sports

Saw the tweet below about Dakari Johnson staying for his sophmore year with the Kentucky Wildcats and I have to agree that it is a possibility.

Scouts will not get as much tape next year on Johnson as they will on Julius Randle and it could be that they get an incomplete picture of the player that Johnson is. The Johnson I saw play at the National high school invitational was dominant and predicted national championship success at the college level soon after his high school championship. He was also named the most outstanding player of the tournament. On this team? He won’t even start.

He will need a chance to show during his sophmore year that he can be a starter on a team and be a difference maker on both ends of the floor without getting into foul trouble. That one last caveat is the essential hurdle for Johnson because he has all the size and shot blocking ability that you could want; he just has to stay on the floor.

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