Keldon Johnson

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Keldon Johnson
No. 3 – San Antonio Spurs
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1999-10-11) October 11, 1999 (age 19)
Chesterfield, Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High schoolOak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
Park View
(South Hill, Virginia)
CollegeKentucky (2018–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentSan Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Keldon Johnson (born October 11, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Johnson attended Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, and played for United States men's national under-19 basketball team during the summer of 2017.[1]

High school career[edit]

Johnson was rated as a five-star recruit and is ranked as the 13th best player in the 2018 class by 247Sports.com.[2] He committed to University of Kentucky to play college basketball, being joined by fellow recruits Immanuel Quickley, E. J. Montgomery, Ashton Hagans, and Tyler Herro.[3][4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Keldon Johnson
SF
South Hill, VA Oak Hill Academy (VA) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Nov 11, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 94
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 15  247Sports: 18  ESPN: 7
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Kentucky 2018 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  • "2018 Kentucky Wildcats Recruiting Class". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 4, 2018.

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Johnson averaged 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, shooting 46.1 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from behind the arc. He scored 19 points in a win over top-ranked Tennessee on February 16, 2019. Johnson pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds in a victory over Auburn. Following the season he declared for the NBA draft.[5]

Professional career[edit]

San Antonio Spurs (2019–present)[edit]

On June 20, 2019, Johnson was selected with the 29th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2019 NBA draft.[6] Johnson was later listed in the roster of San Antonio Spurs for 2019 NBA Summer League hosted at Vivint Smart Home Arena.[7] Johnson officially signed with the Spurs on July 1, 2019.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Kentucky 37 36 30.7 .461 .381 .703 5.9 1.6 .8 .2 13.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duke-bound Cam Reddish and his crazy summer | Mike Jensen". philly.com. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Westtown star Cameron Reddish ascends to No. 1 in recruiting service's rankings". PennLive.com. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Keldon Johnson "same level" as great players Steve Smith has coached at Oak Hill". Vaughts Views. May 7, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Choose your own Kentucky basketball adventure: Build 2018-19 Cats roster from available options". SEC Country. May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Fisher, Chris (April 10, 2019). "Keldon Johnson declares for 2019 NBA Draft". 247 Sports. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  6. ^ Orsborn, Tom (June 20, 2019). "Spurs select Kentucky's Keldon Johnson with 29th overall pick". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "SPURS ANNOUNCE 2019 SALT LAKE CITY SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "SPURS SIGN 2019 FIRST ROUND PICK KELDON JOHNSON". NBA.com. Retrieved July 1, 2019.

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