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Johnson was a huge Shai Gilgeous-Alexander fan growing up and is calling Kentucky his “dream school.”

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The Kentucky Wildcats have been among college basketball’s blue bloods for decades, and that continued excellence has been sought after by many programs and recruits throughout the year.

One player that’s been keeping an eye on the Wildcats is 4-star Class of 2023 point guard AJ Johnson.

Johnson is from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. He’s the 17th-ranked point guard in his class and is just on the brink of being a top-100 player.

Johnson is getting looks from high-profile Division 1 programs like Creighton and Arizona State; however, it seems like a dream for him if Kentucky would reach out.

Having recently talked to Kentucky Sports Radio’s Jack Pilgrim, Johnson made it clear that Kentucky would likely sit atop his list of schools if it were to give him a call.

“Kentucky for sure (is my dream school). When I was younger, I was a crazy fan of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. I just really like him a lot, so I always wanted to rep Kentucky. That still would be one of the schools I’d want to go to, but when I was younger, that’s where I really wanted to go,” Johnson said.

When Pilgrim continued on that point on what Johnson likes about Kentucky, he went on to mention the coaching and popularity that’s been built in Lexington.

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