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Cam Johnson says Kentucky is still on the table

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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.


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8 Comments for Cam Johnson says Kentucky is still on the table

  1. thomaswaynem
    1:26 pm May 9, 2017 Permalink

    From one perspective, Kentucky may be better off with Johnson than Diallo. This is all assuming of course that Johnson is waiting to see what he does. I can’t see Johnson coming if Hami stays.

    For me, if its one or the other, the experience and shooting of Johnson may be more valuable to this group that Diallo’s athleticism.

    • chrisg18
      2:04 pm May 9, 2017 Permalink

      I actually made this point to a friend the other day. Diallo is the better talent (and NBA prospect), but if we add Johnson, he may actually be the better fit for college.

    • doobie brother
      2:28 pm May 9, 2017 Permalink

      And on top of that we’ll probably have Johnson for 2 years.

  2. timewilltell
    1:28 pm May 9, 2017 Permalink

    Really like this kid. Like to see him in a KY Uniform next season.

  3. Sentient Third Eye
    1:33 pm May 9, 2017 Permalink

    I love this kid’s unflappable demeanor. He doesn’t seem to let much shake him, and that would be great to have on the team.

  4. chris43
    4:31 pm May 9, 2017 Permalink

    This is what bugs me about the Diallo situation…..will he stay? If so great! But since it was assumed that he’d be on the roster next season we didn’t go after SG’s as hard considering we already had the #1 in the class. Now if Diallo stays in draft and JOHNSON goes elsewhere there we are left holding our…..I think we’ll be fine either way and I’d greatly prefer to have both but I at least want one. Wait….wait….wait…..