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“Kentucky is a very good school," Johnson said. "I like John Calipari. Not just because of all the one and dones, but how he develops his players. If you go there, you really have to work hard.”
That and other notes from the City of Palms Classic via Jerry Meyer:
Five-star big man Dakari Johnson had a big game and dropped some big recruiting news at the City of Palms Classic.
Johnson isnt a great athlete but thats ok because he does a lot of things well. He is a very good passing bigman and loves to rebound and is good around the rim but isnt an "above the rim" player. He can score and rebound and actually provide a few assists during the game. I dont believe too many other bigmen will be able to push him around much and has developed the skill of blocking out to get a rebound instead of relying just on his size and height. A great get for KY if it happens which I believe it will.
Agree Johnson is a great addition and we need him; the basic skill of blocking out for rebounds is lacking with our young team (but they will learn).....
Great to have athletic players, but when they incorporate the basics, like blocking out, they take a quantum leap forward.
Johnson definitely a throwback, back-to-the-basket center. See less and less of those. Can be dominant around the rim.
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