Former Florida males’s basketball participant Keyontae Johnson proclaims switch to Kansas State

Florida switch Keyontae Johnson, who hasn’t performed since collapsing throughout a sport in December 2020, introduced Saturday he had dedicated to Kansas State.

Johnson selected the Wildcats over fellow finalists Nebraska, Western Kentucky and Memphis. He took a go to to Kansas State in July, and in addition went on a go to to Nebraska earlier this week.

He has reportedly been medically cleared to play, which did not occur final season at Florida. As a graduate switch, Johnson may have one 12 months of eligibility, though he may technically attraction for a medical redshirt after lacking a lot of the final two seasons.

The preseason SEC participant of the 12 months in 2020, Johnson averaged 14.0 factors and seven.1 rebounds in his final full season, incomes first-team All-SEC honors. He was averaging 16.0 factors within the first 4 video games of the 2020-21 season earlier than collapsing and falling face-first to the ground throughout a sport in opposition to Florida State.

Johnson was rushed to a Tallahassee hospital, the place he was stabilized earlier than being transported to a Gainesville hospital. He was launched on Dec. 22, ten days after the collapse.

Johnson hasn’t been cleared to play or apply for the reason that incident, though he began for Florida on Senior Day this previous season. The opening tipoff was tipped to Johnson, who known as timeout and kneeled right down to kiss the ground. He was then subbed out of the sport.

The Related Press reported final November that Johnson has a $5 million insurance coverage coverage. It is believed that Johnson can play just a few video games earlier than forfeiting the insurance coverage coverage.

Johnson will get an opportunity to face his former staff subsequent season when Kansas State hosts the Gators on Jan. 28 within the annual SEC-Massive 12 Problem.