Dakari Johnson takes Calipari’s challenge to heart

Dakari Johnson - photo by Walter Cornett
Dakari Johnson – photo by Walter Cornett

The last 30 days haven’t been Dakari Johnson’s best.

The sophomore’s slump started in Columbia, S.C., in the Wildcats’ first meeting this season with South Carolina, but it came to a close in Lexington for the rematch.

“Today he gets 13 rebounds, I believe,” said. “I mean, he went after every ball and he did it in 10 points, 13 rebounds, a double-double in 21 minutes.”

It was a nice change of pace for Johnson, who’s had to watch his teammates shine.

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