Yet another SEC standout is returning to school next season.
This afternoon, Florida sophomore forward Keyontae Johnson announced he would not be testing the NBA Draft waters and will return to school next season.
“I can’t wait to get back and play with my brothers again next season!” Johnson said in a statement. “We’ve got unfinished business and the Gators will be ready to go. I’m excited to keep growing on and off the court with Coach White and our coaching staff here and keep playing in front of the Gator family.”
I can’t wait to get back and play with my brothers again next season! We’ve got unfinished business & the Gators will be ready to go. I’m excited to keep growing on and off the court with Coach White and our coaching staff here & keep playing in front of the gator family?? pic.twitter.com/eRrOu39AyH
— Keyontae (@keyontaejohnso1) April 14, 2020
Last season as a sophomore, the native of Norfolk, VA averaged a team-high 14.0 points and 7.1 rebounds while shooting .544 from the field. He recorded eight double-doubles on the season.
Seen as a potential first-round draft selection, Johnson is now expected to compete for SEC Player of the Year honors next season.
Johnson joins fellow returnee Scottie Lewis, a former five-star recruit in the class of 2019, who announced his return to school last week. In his freshman campaign, Lewis averaged 8.5 points and 3.6 assists per game, shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from three.