In a surprising move, Dakari Johnson will announce his college choice tonight on ESPNU during halftime of the 8 pm Cancer Research Classic. Johnson, a five-star center in the class of 2013, is deciding among Kentucky, Georgetown, and Syracuse. The latest buzz has been that Kentucky is a “done deal” for the No. 1 center in his class, and one has to think that a sudden announcement on the weekend that Kentucky is scheduled to watch him play bodes well for the Wildcats.
Want more good omens? Johnson has also said that it wouldn’t bother him if Nerlens Noel and/or Willie Cauley-Stein were to stay on next year: “I talked to Coach Cal and it wouldn’t matter to me, even if they stayed they would push me harder in practice and I would just be better developed going against those guys every day.” And let’s not forget that Johnson attended Sayre School in Lexington as a 6’10” eighth-grader before going on to play alongside Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for St. Patrick’s.
Dakari Johnson, come on down!