Who is Keyontae Johnson?
Marrecus Keyontae Johnson is a known American college basketball player for the Kansas State Wildcats of the Big 12 Conference. Previously, he played for the Florida Gators.
Keyontae Johnson Career
High school career
Initially, Johnson attended Norview High School prior to transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, prior to his junior year. He then played at IMG for one season prior to transferring again to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia for his senior season. This was after his head coach, Vince Walden, left the school to become an assistant coach at Arkansas State. During the Nike EYBL finals at Peach Jam, he averaged 12.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Johnson scored at least 18 points in 19 of Oak Hill’s games, as a senior. He was rated as a four-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN, and he committed to playing college basketball for Florida against an offer from Texas Tech while also earning interest from Providence, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, and Wake Forest.
In 2018, he started his true freshman season as a key reserve and finally became the Gator’s starting small forward going into the team’s game against Georgia. Johnson began the last 20 games of the season and completed the season with 8.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. He then averaged 13.7 points and 10 rebounds during the 2019 SEC men’s basketball tournament, as the team went on to the tournament semifinal. Johnson scored 20 points and 12 rebounds in the opening round against Arkansas, a double-double.
He later scored a career-high 25 points to go with 11 rebounds in an 81-66 win over LSU, on February 26, 2020. He averaged 14 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.2 steals per match and was named first-team All-SEC, as a sophomore. Johnson then collapsed on the court in a game at Florida State on December 12, 2020. When he arrived at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, doctors assessed him to be in critical, but stable condition. Following 3 days in a medically induced coma at Tallahassee Memorial, he was taken back to Gainesville, Florida for more treatment. It was then reported that he was awake, speaking, and responding to commands on December 15. Head coach Mike White later revealed that he had rejoined the team as a coach on December 28. On March 5, 2022, he was revealed as the honorary starter on Senior Day against Kentucky and received a standing ovation. Johnson then joined the transfer portal on May 1.
Johnson committed to Kansas State on August 20, 2022. He was then named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and joined teammate Markquis Nowell on the First Team All-Big 12.
How old is Keyontae Johnson?
Marrecus Keyontae Johnson is aged 22 years as of 2022, born on May 24, 2000, in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Tydus Talbott, Priscilla Presley, Claire Rock Smith, Jayla Vlach, Tommy Chong, Bryan Greenberg, Audi Marissa, and many more.
Keyontae Johnson Family
Who are Keyontae Johnson’s parents?
Marrecus Keyontae Johnson was born to his parents, Nika Johnson and Marrecus Johnson in Norfolk, Virginia. He has not shared much about his parents but they have been a great influence and inspiration in his career.
Does Keyontae Johnson have siblings?
Johnson was born to his parents into a family of four children. He has three siblings, two sisters namely Brianna Johnson and Ebony Johnson, and one brother Zimarya Johnson. Their information is not known to the media as they maintain a low profile and Johnos has not shared their information.
Keyontae Johnson Education
Johnson attended Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia, before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida prior to his junior year. He then transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia for his senior season. After high school, he joined Florida State, where he played college basketball from 2018 to 2022. He then transferred to Kansas State on August 20, 2022, where he went on to play college basketball.
Keyontae Johnson Partner
Johnson is currently linked to a relationship with women’s basketball player Jordyn Merritt. The lovebirds have been dating for some time now but are yet to get married.
Keyontae Johnson Kids
Despite being in a relationship, Johnson does not have any children of his own to date.
Keyontae Johnson Measurements
Johnson has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body with a height of 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) and weighs 230 lbs (104 kg).
Keyontae Johnson Net Worth
American college basketball player Johnson plays for the Kansas State Wildcats of the Big 12 Conference. He has been active from 2018 to the present and has a net worth of $1 million as of 2023.