Johnson announced Wednesday that he will remain in the 2019 NBA Draft pool and forgo his final three seasons of eligibility at Kentucky, Chris Fisher of 247Sports.com
Johnson will follow in the footsteps of teammates Tyler Herro and P.J. Washington, who both recently declared their intention to leave Kentucky and remain in the draft. Along with those three departures, Kentucky lost big man Reid Travis to graduation and reserve guard Jemarl Baker to the transfer market, leaving plenty of minutes up for grabs at every position. Johnson projects as a first-round selection in the draft after averaging 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds in 30.7 minutes per game in 2018-19 while shooting 46.1 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from distance.