Dakari Johnson will most likely be the best sixth man in college basketball next season, although have not heard for sure whether he will start or not. In any case the work on his game over the summer appears to be paying off. Paul Biancardi recently tweeted that what he is hearing out of Lexington is that Johnson is “practicing very well”.
Johnson has a lot of expectations to live up to this season, and to be honest he is the cause of some of those expectations. He famously guaranteed a college national championship shortly after winning a high school national title, and it was captured quite nicely by ESPNU. Shout out to Biancardi for calling the NHSI tournament and for the tweet below.
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) September 12, 2013
Johnson is roommates with power forward Julius Randle, who will most likely lead the Cats in scoring next season but that remains to be seen as well. Randle and Johnson have clearly been working hard on their game all summer as noted by many 19 year old freshman tweeters out there. Head coach John Calipari certainly has plenty of options to go to next season, and the fans in Lexington will definitely be clamoring for another title. Big Blue Nation
That is all for today folks, but check back in with us tomorrow for more basketball updates. Look out later today for a piece on how point guard Tony Parker helped France take down the two time defending EuroBasket champion Spain. It was a thrilling overtime victory, so check back in folks.