Here’s where SI expects Keyontae Johnson to be taken in NBA Draft 2021

Florida Gators star forward Keyontae Johnson is expected to be taken with the 19th pick of the 2021 NBA draft by Sports Illustrated.

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College basketball season is in full swing and despite the constant threat of the coronavirus hanging overhead, the games have for the most part gone on. However, even if the season is interrupted again by the specter of COVID-19, we can expect still expect the NBA to hold its amateur draft in 2021.

Much like FTW!’s take on Florida’s star forward Keyontae Johnson, Sports Illustrated also weighed in on where they believe the talented wing will land. Here is what writer Jeremy Woo had to say about the Southeastern Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year.

19. Keyontae Johnson, F, Florida

Height: 6′ 5″ | Weight: 230 | Age: 21 | Junior

A terrific all-around contributor with a mature approach and unyielding motor, Johnson profiles as the type of role player pretty much any team can use. What he lacks in height, he makes up for with strength and a measured 6’11” wingspan, enabling him to rebound in traffic and defend taller players effectively. He’s proven to be a consistent three-point shooter and is a tremendous fit for positionless schemes, with the right blend of skill, athleticism, and utility on both sides of the ball. Johnson isn’t a creative player and will be better cast in a complementary role, but he was already drawing NBA interest before opting to return to Florida, and the secret is out at this point. His productivity and low-maintenance style gives him a case in the mid-to-late first round, and he may not be far off from contributing in the pros.

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