Keon Johnson

by John Max 23 Mar,2021
Keon Johnson
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Christopher Keon Johnson
  • Birth Place Shelbyville, Tennessee
  • Famous Name Keon Johnson
  • Father Keith Johnson
  • Mother Conswella Johnson
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • Profession American Basketball Player

2× Tennessee Mr. Basketball, Keon Johnson is a rising basketball player and a future NBA prospect who is currently playing for the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). a consensus five-star recruit he was one of the 2020 best shooting guards. He finished his high school level basketball career at The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.

Shelbyville, Tennessee native, Keon born as Christopher Keon Johnson was born on 10th March 2002, under the star sign Pisces. He holds an American nationality and is of Afro-American ethnic background. Regarding his physique, the nineteen years old stands 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) tall and weighs 186 lb (84 kg).

High School Career

Enrolled at The Webb School, Keon suffered open fractures in four of his fingers when thrown about 10 feet and lost consciousness in a fireworks accident, two months prior to the beginning the high school. To avoid amputation, blood vessels in his hand were repaired surgically to avoid amputation and underwent 8 weeks of physical therapy.

As a sophomore, he averaged 25.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game which helped him to won Division II-A Tennessee Mr. Basketball honors. The following season, he averaged 25.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game averaged 25.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game earning his career 2nd Division II-A Tennessee Mr. Basketball. Nevertheless, he suffered a season-ending meniscus injury in his early season. However, he managed to average 30.5 points with 10.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game in four games.

Recruitment

Johnson was ranked by major recruiting services as a consensus five-star recruit. Further, he was the highest-ranked player in Tennessee in the 2020 class. As per his commitment on 6th August 2019, he chose to play college basketball for Tennessee over Ohio State and Virginia, among others.

On 8th December 2020, he was one of the first Vols off the bench in his collegiate debut who finished with four points with a steal in 13 minutes of action during UT's season-opening victory over Colorado.

Personal Life (Family and Affair)

No. 45 – Tennessee Volunteers' shooting guard is the son of Conswella and Keith Johnson. Seems like he is the only child since there is no information about his siblings. His mother, then Conswella Sparrow is a former basketball player who a 2X All-SEC women's basketball player at Auburn University. 

the Larry Pratt Athletic Scholarship Endowment recipient, Keon is majoring in Forestry Wildlife/Fisheries.

Besides, there is no information found regarding his personal life on the web. Though he is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, he uses the platform only for professional uses. 

Why the College Athlete Does Not Get Paid?

Not to mention, college basketball generates hundreds of millions. The student-athletes, who play in these games and provide their labor in order for the NCAA to make these massive sums of revenue, do not get any monetary compensation. It's against the to rule to pay college athletes. NCAA believes college athletes are not employed. Though not paid, they are benefitted from scholarships.

This is why Keon does not get any salary and monetary benefits from college. However, the college basketball star will land a huge contract worth millions after he gets drafted by the NBA franchise.

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