Dakari Johnson to announce college choice tonight

Update: Johnson did pick Kentucky.

In something of a surprise, Kentucky target Dakari Johnson will announce his college choice tonight on ESPN.

Johnson plays at 6 p.m. on ESPN2, then will make his announcement at halftime of the ESPNU game that tips off at 8 p.m. So announcement should be sometime around 9 p.m.

More on the Johnson announcement.

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  1. Mark Liptak says:

    I strongly suspect that Johnson changing his mind and wanting to announce quicker than originally anticipated augers well for UK. Assuming he comes than Cal can basically take his pick depending on needs between Randle, Wiggins and possibly one or two other players to put together the best recruiting class in history.

    And if as I suspect UK has a ‘down’ year (i.e. 22 wins, maybe Sweet 16) I fully expect at least one of this year’s crop of players to stay (probably two) which means the club could be a juugernaut next season.

    See, even when things go “bad” (by UK standards) then come out smelling like a rose in the long run. Cal is simply that good.

    Mark Liptak