There are all sorts of storylines in this game, but one you may not have heard is Dakari Johnson and West Virginia’s Devin Williams played together in high school. Dakari and Devin shared the front court at Montverde Academy in Florida, and tonight, they’ll face off in the Sweet 16.
While most of his teammates were talking trash, Williams is just ready to reunite with an old friend. “I can’t wait to see my brother,” he told TJ Beisner yesterday.
Hopefully Dakari is giving his teammates a thorough scouting report on Williams, who may be West Virginia’s x-factor. Williams is on a tear lately, averaging 18.3 points and 9.8 rebounds over the last four games. At 6’9″, 255 lbs., he’s shorter than UK’s bigs but a solid presence, and coincidentally, Dakari might be the best option the Cats have to contain him.
Let’s save the warm and fuzzy feelings for after the game, boys.