After Dakari Johnson got the win last night in a homecoming type game for him, he discussed recruiting, saying that it doesn’t matter whether or not Nerlens Noel or Willie Cauley-Stein leave for the NBA or if they stay for another year, Johnson thinks that they will just make him a better player. It is beginning to sound more and more like Dakari Johnson will be wearing UK blue and white come next season, but is yet to decide between Kentucky, Syracuse and Georgetown.
It appears after last night’s win over Eastern Michigan, UK head coach John Calipari is still thinking of different lineups for this Kentucky team. Coach Cal used a different starting squad for the second straight game, this time starting Poythress over Mays. Coach Cal is just looking for a lineup and bench players combination that he sees best for this team.
An article on CoachCal.com that was released today, revealed that the UK players have been wearing devices both in games and practices that measures exertion and heart rate to see just how hard the players are going in real time. Coach Cal believes this is a step in the direction of every player playing 100% all the time.
Next Thursday, when the Cats take on their first conference opponent, the Vanderbilt Commodores, it has been released that the game will be aired on ESPN. The game is 9:00 PM ET at Vanderbilt on January 10 and would be a big win for the Wildcats to start off conference play.
In football recruiting news, 4-star Cornerback from Cincinnati, Ohio, Jaleel Hytchye has narrowed his list to the final three and the Kentucky Wildcats have made the cut. His list also includes Pittsburgh and Tennessee. Hytchye is the 24th best CB in the nation and measures at 5’11”, 165 lbs. and runs the 40 in 4.38 seconds. Mark Stoops has certainly been stepping up the recruiting game in his short time as head coach of the Wildcats.