Updated as of 5/27/2023, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
College: Kansas State
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 41
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Solid scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Can post up smaller players
Very good rebounder
Reluctant to take jumpers
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be too passive on offense
Can be turnover prone
Missed nearly two full seasons due to a heart condition
Keyontae Johnson is an athletic, skilled swingman that can do a little bit of everything when he is out on the floor. He is a solid scorer that can make shots in a variety of ways, and he also is a very good rebounder for a player his size. He had a solid sophomore season, and Johnson came back to play for Florida for the 2020-21 season.
Unfortunately, against Florida State early in the game, he collapsed shortly after having scored on an alley-oop dunk. Johnson has since recovered, but he had to miss the rest of the season due to a heart condition that is known as acute myocarditis. Prior to that, he was projected as a late first round prospect for the 2021 draft when he was healthy.
Recently, Johnson transferred to Kansas State to play for them during the 2022-23 college basketball season. He had a strong senior season this year, and he projects to be selected in the late first to the second round range for the 2023 draft.
Florida Basketball Bio
Sports Illustrated’s Article on Johnson Returning to Florida
SB Nation’s Alligator Army’s Article on Johnson’s Season Ending Acute Myocarditis
ESPN’s Article on Johnson Waiting Medical Clearance, Returning to Play for the 2021-22 Season
ESPN’s Article on Johnson Transferring to Kansas State
YouTube’s Highlights of the 1/17/23 Kansas State-Kansas Game via ESPN
11/10/19 Florida vs. Florida State
11/24/19 Florida vs. Xavier
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