The Florida Gators got more good news on March 14 when rising junior forward Keyontae Johnson announced he’ll return for the 2020-21 season.
Just yesterday, Fansided’s Ben Pfeifer dubbed Johnson the most underrated prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft. ESPN has him listed at No. 39 for best players available.
Johnson averaged 14.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game as a sophomore this past season. He made 54.4 percent of his field-goal attempts, 38.0 percent of his 3-pointers and 76.8 percent of his free throws.
As a freshman in 2018-19, Johnson averaged 8.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 SPG. He hit 47.0 percent of his FGAs, 36.5 percent of his treys and 64.3 percent of his FTAs.
Johnson joins rising sophomore Scottie Lewis in announcing his return for another run with the Gators, who most bracketologists had projected as a No. 9 seed before the 2020 NCAA Tournament was cancelled due the global pandemic.
Mike White and UF are still awaiting word on rising junior point guard Andrew Nembhard, who tested the NBA waters last year before deciding to return to school.