Dakari Johnson Commits To UK

01/06/2013 11:02 AM

John Calipari’s 2013 class was already regarded as one of the best in the history of college basketball. And now it’s even better. Dakari Johnson, the nation’s top center, committed to UK during an ESPNU broadcast earlier this evening, giving UK six commitments in the class.

Johnson, who reclassifed from 2014 several weeks ago, is rated by Scout.com as the nation’s fifteenth-best prospect. The 6’10”, 240 pound center played middle school basketball in Lexington at Sayre and currently plays for Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida.

He joins Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, James Young, Marcus Lee and Derek Willis in UK’s 2013 class.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News or watch it anytime with Spectrum On Demand. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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