44 Dakari Johnson

Dakari Johnson
Dakari Johnson
Hometown (Last School)
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Montverde Academy)
2014-15, 2013-14
September 22, 1995


2013-14 (FRESHMAN):Averaged 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game … Appeared in 39 games and made 18 starts including every game in the postseason … Tallied 10 points and seven rebounds, including five offensive, to help UK past in the Final Four … Notched a career high in scoring with 15 points, while adding six rebounds in a season-high 31 minutes to help UK knock off Louisville … Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and scored nine points vs. in the SEC Tournament … Tallied nine points and five boards at Florida … Recorded nine points and five rebounds vs. Alabama … Scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds at South Carolina … Tallied eight points, eight rebounds and two steals in UK’s win over Auburn … Scored nine points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds at Mississippi State … Recorded a career-high four blocks in UK’s win over Ole Miss … Led Kentucky at LSU, scoring a career-high 15 points, shooting 7-of-8 from the field, and pulling down six rebounds … Tallied six points, seven rebounds and three blocks in 24 minutes as UK defeated A&M … Scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in UK’s win over Tennessee … Tallied four points and four rebounds in just nine minutes of action against Arkansas … Recorded eight points in just eight minutes of play in UK’s win over Mississippi State … Notched 10 points and seven rebounds in UK’s win over Eastern Michigan … Posted eight points and eight rebounds in Kentucky’s win over UT Arlington … Recorded eight points in Kentucky’s win over Robert Morris … Grabbed five rebounds vs. State … Tallied seven points and four rebounds in 17 minutes of action vs. Northern Kentucky … Scored five points in his debut as a Wildcat vs. UNC Asheville … Selected by the media as a preseason All-SEC second team honoree … Posted nine points and five rebounds in 15 minutes of action against Montevallo … Totaled nine points and nine boards with a steal in 19 minutes of a win over Transylvania.

HIGH SCHOOL:Averaged 17.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game in his only season at Montverde Academy … Johnson led his high school squad to a national championship at the National High School Invitational where he claimed MVP honors after logging 18 points and eight rebounds … Johnson was a McDonald’s All-American as well as a Jordan Brand Classic selection … He notched 12 points and five rebounds in the McDonald’s game, while pouring in eight points and snagging four rebounds at the Jordan Classic … In addition to his high school accolades, Johnson suited up for Team USA Basketball’s U17 squad in the summer of 2012 where he averaged 20 points and five boards a game for the world champions … Johnson is rated as the No. 11 overall player by ESPN and the top player at his position … Rivals ranks him as the No. 9 overall player and Scout lists him at No. 18.

PERSONAL:Son of Makini Campbell … Born Sept. 22, 1995 in Brooklyn, N.Y. … Comes from a family of basketball players … Mother played basketball at University … An uncle (Kojo Campbell) suited up for Stony Brook, while a cousin (Michael Murray) played at Coppin State … Chose Kentucky over Syracuse, Georgetown, Kansas, North Carolina and Ohio State.