Meet the Cats: Dakari Johnson Proving to Be Rim-Rattling Competitor

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Meet the Cats: Dakari Johnson Proving to Be Rim-Rattling Competitor
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In Swahili, the name "Dakari" means happiness. In basketball parlance, it means big man who actually wants to be a dominating center in the classic sense of the term. Which might be the same thing. "I feel like I just enjoy being in the paint," Kentucky freshman Dakari Johnson said this pre-season, "and that's my bread and butter. So I think that's the strength of my game."

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