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Dakari Johnson Talks Kentucky Guarantee, Jordan Classic

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NEW YORK — New York native Dakari Johnson is returning home this week for the Jordan Brand Classic, which takes place Saturday at Barclays Center.

It’s been quite a week for the 6-foot-10 Johnson, who last weekend won the ESPN National High School Invitational with coach Kevin Boyle’s Montverde (Fla..) Academy team.

After the game, he guaranteed a Kentucky national championship in 2014.

In this video interview with, Johnson talks about the NHSI title, playing with five other Kentucky All-Americans in the Jordan Classic and his guarantee.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.