Kentucky may have landed one of the best scorers in the 2017 class over the weekend in Kevin Knox, but apparently, that hasn’t hurt their standing with Pitt grad transfer Cam Johnson. Johnson did an interview with Adam Zagoria today in which he said Kentucky’s still in the running even after adding Knox.
“Yes, Kentucky is still on the table,” Johnson said.
A big reason for that is the uncertainty surrounding Hamidou Diallo. The freshman shooting guard has yet to decide whether or not he’ll return to Kentucky or stay in the draft, and should he elect to stay in, that leaves plenty of room at the two spot for Johnson, who could split time with Jemarl Baker, allowing Knox to play more at the three.
Thankfully, Johnson doesn’t seem to be in a rush to make his decision. Over the weekend, he took an official visit to Arizona, which, like Kentucky, is in a bit of a holding pattern. Freshman shooting guard Rawle Alkins is also testing the waters in the draft, and if he decides to stay in, that would open up an immediate spot for Johnson. Diallo and Alkins have until May 24 to decide whether or not to stay in the draft. In the meantime, Johnson will visit UCLA and Oregon this week.
As for us? We’ll hurry up and wait.