For Kentucky, Stanley Johnson, 5-star California wing a priority — Cuse Clicks

If University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is searching for a new crop of recruits to provide leadership and toughness in the 2014 class, five-star California small forward Stanley Johnson is shaping up to be a worthy target. Kentucky coach John Calipari watched part of Johnson’s game with the Oakland Soldiers club Friday night in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League at the Boo Williams Sportsplex, and the 6-foot-7, 230-pound player feels as if he’s the Wildcats’ No. 1 priority among junior small forwards. “At my spot, yeah, I think I’m their No. 1 guy because he already has other guys there at my position, and he doesn’t really need anyone else in my class at my position,” he said.

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