Poythress, Johnson will return to UK basketball for 2014-15 season

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by WHAS11

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Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 23 at 6:03 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky.  (WHAS11) -- On Wednesday, April 23, sophomore forward Alex Poythress and freshman Dakari Johnson announced they will return to the Kentucky men's basketball program for the 2014-15 season according to the UK Athletics website.

"Playing in the NBA has always been a dream of mine, but I want to make sure that I'm NBA-ready before I make that jump," Poythress said. "By coming back, I'll be so much closer to earning my degree in business and it will give me another year to prepare my game and my body for the next level."

"I'm excited for Alex and the decision he's arrived at," head coach John Calipari said. "I'm proud of the work he committed to this past season, on and off the floor, and think he's ready to take that next step and lead this team next season."

Fellow teammates Willie Cauley-Stein and Marcus Lee announced their return for the 2014-15 season last week.

The last two to make their decision are the Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew. They have until April 27 to make their decision entering into the NBA draft or staying in college for another year.

 

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