The 6-foot-4 shooting guard, Keon Johnson, blew up last summer running with EAB (TN), who is now on the Adidas Gold Gauntlet this AAU season. The junior two-guard is now considered one of the top prospects in his class and is currently no. 32 according to 247sports.
I got a chance to speak with Keon and his mother regarding his recruitment coming into this year’s live period which begins next weekend. Johnson holds offers from high major programs like Tennessee, Ole Miss, Auburn, Virginia, Middle Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, and others in the mix.
Schools like Tennessee, Ole Miss, Virginia, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Indiana, and Ohio State have been in contact with Keon the most up to this point, his mother tells me. She also tells me Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Indiana have not officially offered Keon just yet but they have shown interest.
Keon has not actually visited any schools recent but his mom tells me they do plan on visiting schools in the future. “If the opportunity comes for visits then yes we will, his recruitment is wide open.” She says. They have no specific school in my mind just yet regarding visits.
Johnson is coming off his junior campaign at The Webb School (TN) and where he averaged 24.6 points per game, 8.6 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists per game, and 3.0 steals per game and leading them to a 27-7 overall record. He is an athletic and quick two-guard who is one of the best defensive stoppers in his class. Keon holds active hands on defense and can attack his opponents off the dribble to make a play at the rim when on offense.
After the first Adidas Gauntlet Qualifier, Keon is averaging 24.8 points per game with EAB (TN), which is currently second in the Adidas Gauntlet. Ball handling and shooting are the two main priorities Keon told me he needs to work on this spring, summer. “Being more of combo guard is something I am trying to become.” Keon says.