A Kentucky signee is one of the ten best high school basketball players in America.
Today the list of candidates for the Naismith National Prep Player of the Year award was trimmed to ten semifinalists and Keldon Johnson made the cut. The McDonald’s All-American small forward has helped Oak Hill Academy to an undefeated record and top-five ranking by averaging 20.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
The Naismith list will be trimmed one more time on February 16. If Johnson goes the distance to win the award, he’ll join Ron Mercer as the only Kentucky Wildcat signees to ever win the Naismith Prep Player of the Year award.