Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Oak Hill Small Forward Keyontae Johnson to Florida
Keyontae Johnson, the 6-foot-5 small forward from Oak Hill Academy (VA) and the Boo Williams AAU program, committed to and signed with Florida on Friday.
He also considered Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, and Georgia Tech.
“I like Florida, they are in the SEC so I would play my first year,” Johnson told PlayMakerScouting.com: “I would have competition against Jalen Hudson so I feel like that would be next level.”
“Keyontae is a tremendous athletic wing who can score off the catch or bounce and make plays above the rim,” Oak Hill coach Steve Smith told ZAGSBLOG. “He’s extremely long for 6-5. He is an excellent defender and really rebounds his position. It’s hard to find a better athlete or competitor than Keyontae.”
Johnson joins point guard Andrew Nembhard and shooting guard Noah Locke in coach Mike White’s 2018 class.
Also at Oak Hill, Kansas-bound big man David McCormack will sign his National Letter of Intent on Saturday, Smith said.
Senior wing Keldon Johnson will also commit on Saturday He’s considering Kentucky, Texas, N.C. State and Maryland, and his father told ZAGSBLOG he might wait until the spring.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.