Men's Basketball
Keldon Johnson - Men's Basketball - University of Kentucky Athletics 3


  • position Guard
  • height 6-6
  • Weight 211
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown South Hill, Va.
  • High school Oak Hill Academy

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Freshman: Selected 29th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2019 NBA Draft … 2018-19 SEC Academic Honor Roll member … Put together a decorated freshman campaign … Was tabbed the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches … Was also an All-SEC Second Team and All-Freshman Team selection … Basketball Times All-Freshman First Team … Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week pick … Made the John R. Wooden Award midseason watch list … Started 36 of 37 games played … Totaled 498 points, 217 rebounds, 60 assists, 28 steals and six blocks … Ranked third on the team in scoring (13.5 points per game) and rebounding (5.9) and second with 45 made 3-pointers … Scored in double figures in 26 games, including seven games with 20 or more … Led the team in scoring in nine games … Had four double-doubles, second on the team … Led the team in rebounding in seven games and steals in nine outings … Had three or more assists nine times and three or more steals four times … UK was 6-0 when he made three or more 3-pointers … Averaged 14.6 points and 5.7 boards while shooting 48.9 percent in UK’s 12 games against Associated Press Top 25 opponents … Had 14 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three assists in the season finale … Scored 25 points in his NCAA Tournament debut against Abilene Christian to go along with six rebounds … Made 10 of 16 shots vs. Abilene Christian, including three 3-pointers … Charted 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists in a road win at Ole Miss … Snared a career-high 17 rebounds to go along with eight points and a career-high five assists in a home win over Auburn … The 17 rebounds were the most under John Calipari in an SEC game … Had 19 points and four rebounds in the upset of No. 1/1 Tennessee … Scored 16 points in the loss to eventual SEC champion LSU … Posted 15 points and 10 rebounds in a win against No. 9/10 Kansas, including making three 3-pointers after halftime … Scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting with two 3-pointers in win the win at No. 14/12 Auburn … Scored 15 points with an efficient 6-for-8 shooting and 24-minute performance at Vanderbilt … Logged double-digit points in nine straight from Nov. 21 to Jan. 5, including three games with 20 or more … Posted 21 points, three steals and three assists in the win over No. 9/10 North Carolina … Made 7 of 11 shots vs. UNC, including four 3-pointers … Scored 24 points with a career-high six 3-pointers against Utah … … Hit a half-court shot at the end of regulation to force overtime vs. Seton Hall … Notched a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the victory against UNC Greensboro … Scored a career-high 27 points to go along with seven rebounds against Tennessee State … Also made a career-high 13 free throws in that game … Recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. North Dakota … Had 23 points, four rebounds, a block and a steal in his debut against No. 4/3 Duke … The 23 points were the fifth most in a debut in program history.

Bahamas: Averaged 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds a game while starting in all four games … Topped 11 or more points in all four wins … Shot 52.5 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from 3-point range … Had a 16-point effort on 87.5 percent shooting against Mega Bemax. 


Averaged 22.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game for Oak Hill Academy … Tabbed the Virginia Gatorade High School Player of the Year … Selected to both the McDonald’s All American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic Game … Came up with a key charge and block late in the McDonald’s game … A consensus five-star player … Ranked as high as No. 7 overall in his class by ESPN … Rivals ranks him as the No. 15 overall player, while 247 Sports tabbed him at No. 18 … Led his Boo Williams (Va.) AAU team to the semifinals of the Peach Jam after averaging 20.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game during the Nike regular season … Took home MVP honors at the NBPA Top 100 Camp prior to his junior season.


Born Oct. 11 in Chesterfield, Virginia … Major is undeclared/exploratory studies in agriculture … Parents are Rochelle and Chris Johnson … Has three siblings, Kaleb, Kyle and Kristyn … His brother Kaleb plays basketball at Georgetown University … Was a member of the National Honor Society … Favorite activity away from the court is fishing … Lists a true hero and the person who has influenced him the most as his father … A talent he wishes he had is the ability to dance well … Chose Kentucky over Texas, UCLA and Kansas.

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