Keon Johnson worked out for Warriors so far with others scheduled


Keon Johnson worked out over the weekend with the Golden State Warriors, one of four teams the former Tennessee Volunteers guard has visited with so far during the pre-draft process.

Johnson said he has also worked out with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets. Following his workout with the Warriors, Johnson will also visit with the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs ahead of the draft.

The 6-foot-4 product was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after averaging 11.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 27 games with the Volunteers. He was the second-leading scorer on the team while he was third in assists and minutes.

Since leaving Tennessee, Johnson has worked to become a more consistent 3-point shooter after converting on just 27.1% of his attempts last season from beyond the arc. He also wants to become a better ballhandler while being able to push the pace.

“It has been an amazing process,” Johnson said on Friday after working out with the Warriors. “I’ve gotten to grow my game since my last game of college. I feel like I’ve been growing as far as being more consistent with my shot, as well as being more of a ballhandler. I feel like my game has just grown since my last game.”

Johnson produced a record-breaking max vertical leap at the NBA draft combine last month in Chicago. He registered an incredible 48-inch mark, topping the previous record of 45.5 inches, which was set by Kenny Gregory in 2001.

He is projected to be a lottery pick on July 29 with his range beginning with the seventh overall pick by most mock drafts. He is viewed as a bit of a project, but could eventually develop into a strong 3-and-D prospect with an improved shot.

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