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On Wednesday, Tennessee guard Keon Johnson produced a historic vertical jump during the NBA draft combine, surpassing the previous mark that stood for 20 years.
Johnson, who measured in at 6-foot-4 in shoes, registered an incredible 48-inch max vertical leap during the strength and agility portion of the event. His mark topped the previous record of 45.5 inches, which was set by Kenny Gregory in 2001.
He also turned in a 41.5-inch standing jump, which also led all prospects.
Johnson established himself as a high-flyer last season with the Volunteers, and that has certainly been on display this week at the combine. With the display, Johnson continued to show NBA teams that he could be one of the most athletic players in the draft this year.
Johnson 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.
He has shown promise on defense, with his size and instincts, and could be a strong 3-and-D prospect with an improved shot. The showing in the vertical jump certainly won’t hurt his stock and could even help him climb up draft boards.
Johnson is projected to be selected eighth in the Rookie Wire NBA Mock Draft.