Keyontae Johnson updates his status for next season
Keyontae Johnson has unfinished business in Gainesville.
Johnson, selected as the preseason SEC Player of the Year, appeared in just four games for the Gators last season after collapsing on the court in a December matchup against Florida State. Johnson was later diagnosed with heart inflammation.
The star forward did not suit up for the rest of the season and his status remained unclear until Wednesday when Johnson announced he would return to Florida for another season.
“I am progressing and steadily making progress daily in my health. I am patiently waiting on medical clearance. While speaking with my family, doctors, coaches, and athletic trainer, I’ve decided not to enter my name into the 2021 NBA Draft.
“I plan to keep working to prepare for the upcoming season. My story continues to be written and driven by God! Go Gators! All love, Keyontae.”
Johnson averaged 15 points per game for the Gators the last two seasons and started all 35 games he appeared in during that time.