Keon Johnson breaks NBA Draft Combine record for vertical leap
NBA teams everywhere are aware that Keon Johnson has some hops.
The Tennessee freshman has broken the vertical leap record at the NBA Draft Combine. Johnson recorded a vertical jump of 48 inches, breaking the previous record by 2.5 inches.
Tennessee freshman, Keon Johnson, just set the NBA Draft Combine all-time record with a max vertical jump of 48 inches. Breaking the previous record by 2.5”.
— Derek Murray (@dmurrayNBA) June 24, 2021
Without jumping, Johnson can still get way up. His standing vertical leap was registered at 41.5 inches.
I think I’m even more blown away by Keon Johnson’s 41.5-inch standing vertical leap? Believe he is the first person since 2000 to crack the 40-inch mark on standing vert. Which is insane.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) June 24, 2021
We don’t know yet when Johnson is getting drafted, but he’ll presumably be a fixture in the annual dunk contest.
An SEC All-Freshman Team selection for 2020-21, Johnson appeared in all 27 games and led the Volunteers in field goals made (111) and attempted (247). Johnson started 17 games and was the first Vol off the bench nine times. He was Tennessee’s second-leading scorer overall (11.3 ppg) and in SEC play (12.1 ppg).