Dakari Johnson motivated to make his support system proud (with video)

Dakari Johnson

was the hardest worker had ever seen.

As a freshman at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J., Johnson witnessed firsthand the sweat Kidd-Gilchrist poured into every practice, the leadership he instilled in every teammate and the will to win he exhibited on every play. To hear Kidd-Gilchrist, the player Kentucky got to know and love so much, talk about how difficult was, it would have scared just about any other player away.

Not Dakari Johnson.

“Before I came here, he told me how hard I was going to have to work and there are so many challenges I have to face and overcome,” Johnson said. “He reached out to me, just telling me that if I choose to come here, it’s going to be the hardest I’ve ever worked.”

Johnson loved it.

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