DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Dakari Johnson, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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DraftExpress: Very good high school game just tipped on ESPN2 Emmanuel Mudiay and Prime Prep vs Kasey Hill Dakari Johnson and Montverde.
2013-04-05 14:37:33
DraftExpress: HoopHall Classic Scouting Reports Jabari Parker Aaron Gordon Kasey Hill Dakari Johnson Rondae Jefferson more http://t.co/xL8BJOEe
2013-01-24 15:43:28
DraftExpress: I've barely seen him play. Ineligible last season. Hurt at U17s. RT @jsmargolis Will Dakari Johnson get consideration for your 2014 mock?
2012-11-05 23:37:45
DraftExpress: Dakari Johnson and Jabari Parker both didn't play. Johnson has a groin injury that will likely keep him out of the Final. Parker is 50/50.
2012-07-07 01:14:17
DraftExpress: St. Pat's giving us a little glimpse into the future w/14-year old man-child Dakari Johnson.
2011-01-17 02:08:58
Team: Kentucky, Sophomore
PhysicalsPositionsRankings SalaryMisc
H: 7' 0"
W: 265 lbs
Bday: 09/22/1995
(19 Years Old)
Current: C
NBA:   C
Possible: C
Pick: 39 in 2015 Mock Draft
Rank 47 in Top 100 Prospects
Rank 6 in NCAA Sophomores
Agent: Leon Rose
High School: Montverde Academy
Hometown: New York, NY

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2015NBA Draft Combine6' 11"6' 11.75"2657' 2"9' 4"14.922.525.0
2014UK Pro Day6' 11.25"7' 0.25"2557' 0.25"9' 1.5"10.528.534.0
2011LeBron James CampNA6' 11"2637' 0"NANANANA

Basic Per Game Statistics - Comprehensive Stats - Statistical Top 25s
2014/15NCAADakari Johnson3916. 2.33.762.

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2015 NBA Draft Combine Measurements Analysis
May 13, 2015
-Dakari Johnson: The Kentucky sophomore measured 6'11 with a 7'2 wingspan and a 264.6 pound frame, making him the heaviest player in attendance. His 10.5 body fat percentage at the UK Pro Day last fall grew to 14.9% here. That's the highest percentage of any player here, but it isn't outrageous by any means, as we've seen a number of players surpass 20% in the past. Johnson is built similarly to Aaron Gray who measured 7'0 with a 7'3.25 wingspan and a 271-pound frame in 2007.
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2014 Kentucky Combine Measurements and Analysis
October 11, 2014
Dakari Johnson's measurements are very similar to the ones he posted almost three and half years ago at the LeBron James Skills Academy. Standing 6'11.25 in shoes with a 7'0.25 wingspan and a 255-pound frame, Johnson has great size for a center and his 34 inch maximum vertical leap ties him with players like Emeka Okafor, and Nene among NBA centers tipping the scales about 250 when they were entering the league, even if it was the lowest mark among Kentucky prospects at this event.
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Top NBA Prospects in the SEC, Part 5: Dakari Johnson Scouting Video
September 23, 2014

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HoopHall Classic Scouting Reports: Elite 2013 Prospects
January 24, 2013
Dakari Johnson, 6'11, C, Montverde Academy, 2013
Committed to: Kentucky

Recruiting Rankings: ESPN: 12, Rivals: 13, Scout: 15


-Outstanding size for a center. Measured 6-11 in shoes, with a 7-0 wingspan and a 263 pound frame
-Strong frame allows him to carve out deep post position inside at will
-Major presence on offensive glass
-Possesses solid hands
-Has a basic back to the basket game after sealing off his man
-Capable of scoring with a right-handed jump-hook shot or simple duck-ins

-Not incredibly explosive
-Struggles to finish around the basket in more complicated situations due to lack of elevation
-Not incredibly skilled at this stage in terms of post moves, footwork or counters
-Needs to improve left hand
-Average free throw shooter
-Average defender. Struggles to step out outside the paint. Does not possess great lateral quickness. Lacks the explosiveness to protect the paint as a help-side defender

Outlook: Chiseled center who looks the part currently more than anything. Will have some adjustments to make defensively in college. Will need to continue to improve his skill-level and feel for the game, but at just 17 years old has plenty of time to do so.
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Dakari Johnson Interview
December 31, 1969
A video interview with Kentucky center Dakari Johnson at the 2015 NBA Combine in Chicago, Illinois.

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