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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida basketball player Keyontae Johnson, who collapsed during a game last December, is deciding whether to try and get medically cleared to play professionally or cash in on a $5 million insurance policy, sources told The Associated Press. 

He averaged 14 points and 7.1 rebounds as a sophomore in 2019-20 and shot 54% from the field while playing 31.3 minutes a game. He was expected to be even better last season but instead instantly became a trauma patient on Dec. 12. He crumpled to the court seconds after breaking a team huddle in the fourth game of the COVID-19-delayed season. (Source: www.espn.com)

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And one of Long’s sources says — as has been widely assumed — that Johnson is unlikely to be cleared to play for Florida by the Gators’ doctors this season, meaning that his Florida playing career likely ended on that fateful afternoon in Tallahassee and that any future playing career would probably come in the form of attempting to make the NBA.

Johnson, the SEC preseason player of the year in 2020, has turned his attention toward pursing a potential NBA career, The Associated Press said. He would need medical clearance — something that hasn’t happened in the 11 months since his collapse in December — and then pass any number of tests before being allowed to attend next year’s NBA combine and/or privately work out for teams. (Source: www.tampabay.com)

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Eligibility for a significant insurance payout is a silver lining to take from one of the darkest days in Florida Gators history, and one that everyone who cares for Johnson — who was a tremendous basketball player for Florida, who is just about as beloved as any athlete to pass through Gainesville in my lifetime has been, and who is sure to receive thunderous applause when he graduates, as he is scheduled to do in the spring — can take solace in.

Johnson, the SEC preseason player of the year in 2020, has turned his attention toward pursing a potential NBA career, The Associated Press said. He would need medical clearance — something that hasn’t happened in the 11 months since his collapse in December — and then pass any number of tests before being allowed to attend next year’s NBA combine and/or privately work out for teams. (Source: www.tampabay.com)

 

 

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