It is still a bit early to be looking forward toward the NBA draft, but that did not stop FTW! from putting together its NBA Mock Draft 2021 list predicting all 60 players who will be taken next year.
One of those included in the prognostication piece was Florida Gators’ star forward Keyontae Johnson, who among other honors was named the Southeastern Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year. FTW! expects the junior to be taken with the 21st pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Here is their breakdown of Florida’s best basketball player.
Wing, 6-foot-5, Florida (Junior)
PER 36 (NCAA, 2019-20): 16.1 PTS, 8.2 REB, 1.8 AST, 1.4 STL
Keyontae Johnson was described as one of the “most athletic players” in the 2018 recruiting class, recording a 41.5-inch vertical even before arriving on campus. He then was introduced to “strong man” workouts during his first offseason with the Gators and added eight pounds of muscle to his 7-foot-2 wingspan. His sophomore season in 2019-20 saw better marks in every possible statistic in terms of output and efficiency.