Keon Johnson

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SG SFFROM: TennesseeHT: 6-5WT: 190
BORN: 3/10/02YEAR: Fr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Keon Johnson is a next level athlete who’s stock is trending up and he’s looking like a potential one and done or two year player for Tennessee. He doesn’t get a ton of touches for a loaded Tennessee team but he’s got a ton of natural ability and all the tools NBA teams look for.

He needs some time to refine his ball-handling, shooting and play-making skills but his elite athleticism and rock solid frame give him a nice NBA ceiling. At this point he drives the ball mostly to the right but he does so effectively and with a lot of success.

In some ways he plays like a young Ron Artest, being physical in the paint, rebounding the heck out the ball and also initiating the offense as a point forward. Another player Johnson reminds me of is Jaylen Brown, with his physical driving style and high end athleticism. It’s too early to say if he’ll be as good as those two players but the tools are there.


Comparisons

  • smaller Jaylen Brown

Draft Projection

possible first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft or 2022 NBA Draft

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2021 Small Forwards

  1. Jonathan Kuminga -6-8 – G League (Congo)
  2. Scottie Barnes – 6-8 – Florida State
  3. Ziaire Williams – 6-7 – Stanford
  4. Jalen Johnson – 6-8 – Duke
  5. Corey Kispert – 6-7 – Gonzaga
  6. Franz Wagner – 6-9 – Michigan (Germany)
  7. Isaiah Livers – 6-7 – Michigan
  8. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
  9. Aaron Henry – 6-6 – Michigan State
  10. Herb Jones – 6-8 – Alabama
  11. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  12. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  13. Chris Smith – 6-9 – UCLA
  14. Trendon Watford – 6-8 – LSU
  15. Derrick Alston Jr. – 6-9 – Boise State
  16. Emmitt Mathews Jr. – 6-7 – West Virginia