Men's Basketball

44  Dakari Johnson
Dakari Johnson


Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Montverde Academy

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 255




Defense Dominant as Kentucky Beats UCLA, Moves to 12-0

Cats hold UCLA to seven first-half points; Booker scores 19


Kentucky-UCLA Postgame Notes

Kentucy 83, UCLA 44


Kentucky-UCLA Postgame Quotes

Kentucy 83, UCLA 44


Kentucky-North Carolina Postgame Notes

Kentucky 84, North Carolina 70


Blue Bloods Kentucky, North Carolina Clash on Saturday

Saturday, December 13 | 12:00 p.m. ET | Rupp Arena (23,000) | Lexington, Ky.


MBB vs. UCLA, 122014

Men's basketball beat UCLA 83-44 in the CBS Sports Classic on Saturday, December 20, 2014, in Chicago's United Center.


MBB vs. North Carolina, 121314

Men's basketball defeats UNC 84-70 on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Lexington's Rupp Arena.


MBB vs. Columbia, 121014

The Kentucky men's basketball team defeats Columbia 56-46 on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Lexington's Rupp Arena.


MBB vs. Eastern Kentucky, 120714

Men's basketball beat Eastern Kentucky University 82-49 in Lexington's Rupp Arena on Sunday, December 7, 2014.


No. 1 Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Kentucky (USA Today)

No. 1 Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Kentucky; photos by Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

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 Wisconsin 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. LSU 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 Texas 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. Michigan 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 Long Island 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.

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