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Watching what he eats has made Dakari Johnson slimmer, more athletic

Video by Savannah Stevens     By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun Dakari Johnson’s body weight has changed. So has his basketball skills. During the team’s combine at the Craft Center last week, Kentucky coach John Calipari said Johnson’s slimmed-down weight and his performance on the court drew the attention of the NBA scouts who were …

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Photo Gallery: Big Blue Madness Men’s Introductions

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This time John Calipari lets Drake do his talking for him at Big Blue Madness

LEXINGTON — It’s not like Kentucky does not have a team of stars — or potential basketball stars. Coach John Calipari even had a who’s who of 2015 recruits sitting and watching Big Blue Madness here Friday night. However, the Big Blue Madness star turned out to be rapper Drake, a national figure that UK …

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How many bigs can John Calipari play together

By LARRY VAUGHT How many bigs can Kentucky play together at one time? That’s a problem coach John Calipari must solve, but it is also a dilemma almost any coach would love to have, considering that Calipari will be choosing among junior Willie Cauley-Stein, sophomores Dakari Johnson and Marcus Lee, and freshmen Karl-Anthony Towns and …

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Marcus Lee likes going against the best bigs on a daily basis

By MIKE MARSEE, Advocate-Messenger There’s no way to know how much the hard work Marcus Lee has done in the offseason will pay off in terms of playing time this season. He is part of what appears to be an even better group of big men than the Wildcats had last year. “So far we …

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Kentucky has new goals but Dakari Johnson does not mind big expectations

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun During Dakari Johnson’s freshman campaign, the Wildcats endured a roller coaster season before gaining traction during the NCAA tournament. Johnson still recalls the team’s run to the national semifinals last season, but isn’t dwelling on the loss to Connecticut in the championship game. “It still think about it, but not …

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Lighter Dakari Johnson knows more about what is expected of him as Kentucky sophomore

By KEITH TAYLOR, Winchester Sun Dakari Johnson is leaner and faster entering his second season at Kentucky. Johnson lost weight during the offseason with a “steady diet” consisting mostly of “a lot of greens, a lot of water and fewer carbs,” and he eliminated fried food from his diet “It’s made me lighter and helped …

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Guest post: Dakari Johnson “made this old lady’s day” at clinic

By LINDA SINCLAIR When the group picture of all the attendees at Coach Cal’s Women’s Clinic was getting set up Sunday, Cal had my boys come out and stand on one side of the campers. Dakari Johnson walked my way, I grabbed his hand and he stood next to me, the whole time. Another lady …

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