Keldon Johnson is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is from Virginia in the United States and as of 2022, he plays for the San Antonio Spurs, the same team that drafted him into the league in 2019. Before the NBA, he played collegiate basketball for the University of Kentucky. He was also a part of the national team that won the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Keldon Wilder Johnson was born on October 11, 1999, in Chesterfield, Virginia. He has a brother, Kaleb, who also played basketball professionally for the Austin Spurs. Johnson also represented the United States during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The team won the gold for basketball.
Johnson stands 198 cm and his weight was last listed at 100 kg. He is a right-handed player and he holds the position of small forward.
High School and College Career
He played varsity basketball for both Park View High School and Oak Hill Academy. He was considered a five-star recruit by the time he was a senior. He committed to the University of Kentucky. While in college, he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year by the coaches.
After a season with Kentucky, he declared for the NBA.
He was drafted into the NBA in 2019 by the San Antonio Spurs. He was their 29th overall pic during the 2019 NBA Draft. He signed with the Spurs in July of that year and he made his NBA debut in November.
In addition to the Spurs, he also spent time with the D-League affiliate team, the Austin Spurs. He first played with them in October 2019. He has been with the San Antonio Spurs since being drafted.
Gold – 2020 Tokyo Olympics
- 2019 - SEC Freshman of the Year –Coaches
- 2018 - McDonald’s All-American