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April 9, 2015 Updates

Chad Ford: NBA teams are telling Cal that Johnson is likely a second rounder. But Calipari has sounded pessimistic that Dakari will stay at UK. Twitter @chadfordinsider

April 8, 2015 Updates

Kentucky sophomore center Dakari Johnson will declare for the NBA Draft, a source close to the situation told SNY.tv. Kentucky has a press conference set for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday that “will include UK players who are ready to announce their NBA Draft decisions, as well as head coach John Calipari,” the school announced. ZagsBlog.com

April 7, 2015 Updates

Calipari projects that Willie Cauley-Stein, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Karl-Anthony Towns and Trey Lyles will declare for the NBA draft. He's not so sure about Dakari Johnson and Devin Booker. "It's time to take another step," Cauley-Stein told reporters after the Wildcats' loss to Wisconsin. "I mean, obviously, I'm not 100 percent on it, but I'm pretty sure I know what I want to do. Gotta talk to a couple more people, but probably was my last game here. "... You know, we'll never be on the same team like this again. That's going to set in. We got a month of school left with each other, and that's it. I mean, that's what you'll remember." ESPN.com

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Meantime, on the DraftExpress 2014 Mock Draft, Kentucky currently has commits from the No. 2 (Julius Randle), 3 (Andrew Harrison), 9 (Aaron Harrison) and 10 picks (Cauley-Stein). They are also in the hunt for the projected No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in Andrew Wiggins and Aaron Gordon. The NBA GM also said that Kentucky pledges Dakari Johnson and James Young could be first-round picks next year. “Only question would be if they go high enough to come out based on the numbers they will get with limited minutes, but they are first-rounders,” the GM said. ZagsBlog.com

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