The Arkansas Razorbacks added Kamani Johnson, a transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock, to Coach Musselman’s basketball roster. This is significant news because Johnson is the younger brother of Dakari Johnson, the former UK center (White platoon with Ulis, Booker, Lyles and Lee) who now plays in China.
At 6-foot-7, 215 pounds, Kamani Johnson was a Third Team All-Sun Belt selection in 2019-20 with averages of 11 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in his sophomore season, while making 144 free throws, the sixth-most in a season in school history. In a preseason exhibition last fall, Johnson had a double-double, 13 points and 11 rebounds, against his new team when Little Rock traveled to Arkansas. Now he is joining the Razorbacks with an expected enrollment date set for January, thus setting his expected on-court eligibility for January of the 2021-22 season.
Whenever he suits up, Johnson will now have to face Coach Cal and the program that once surrounded him. Johnson was often around the UK basketball practice facility when his older brother was a Wildcat from 2014-16. He spent some of his early high school playing days at Sayre in downtown Lexington.