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Keon Johnson Declares For 2021 NBA Draft

Apr 7, 2021 11:06 AM

Keon Johnson will declare for the 2021 NBA Draft, leaving Tennessee after his freshman season.

Johnson is the No. 6 prospect in the ESPN 100 and averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 25 minutes per game.

"The NBA has always been my goal, but I never expected it to come this soon," Johnson said. "I really don't care what number I get drafted at. I just want to go somewhere I fit in that organization. Where I can keep developing and find my niche."

Johnson is considered a late bloomer as he also played basketball.

Johnson is considered one of the quickest and most explosive players in the college game in terms of his ability to accelerate from a standstill and get off his feet for dunks and blocks.

"I think NBA teams see a defensive-minded guard who can score at all three levels," Johnson said. "I feel like my 3-point shot is going to improve and keep me on the court in the NBA, along with my versatility on the offensive end."

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Jaden Springer Declares For NBA Draft, Will Sign With Agent

Mar 30, 2021 1:18 AM

Tennessee freshman Jaden Springer declared for the 2021 NBA Draft, and said he will sign with an agent.

Springer is currently ranked No. 27 in ESPN's draft rankings.

Springer averaged 12.5 points per game on 43.5% from three last season.


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