On the court Keldon Johnson has different mentality

Keldon Johnson (McDonald’s All-American Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kansas signee David McCormack says that Oak Hill teammate Keldon Johnson, a Kentucky signee, has a different mentality that most star players.

“His mentality is definitely different when he gets on the court. There are some jokes here and there, but for the most part he is all about his business and making sure he gets his job done on his end,” McCormack said.

“Keldon Johnson is a fun teammate. He’s a goofy guy. But on and off the court, he is supportive in everything. He is very easy to get along with. He’s just overall a great teammate to have.”

Rivals.com basketball writer Krysten Peek believes his on-court mentality is part of what makes the 6-5 Johnson one of the top 10 players in the 2018 recruiting class.

“I think Keldon is one of the most improved players from two years ago to now,” Peek said . “He has grown and is taller than people think. Every time I see him, he gets better.

“I think he can do a lot of things to help a team win. He’s not needed a great jump shot so far because he is so strong and quick. Will he need a jump shot next year? Yes, but I think his shot is fine.

“He’s a good defender already. He’s not known for his steals or quickness, but he’s also not a guy that is going to be a step behind elite offensive players. He’s going to be a really good defender.”

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  1. This kid showed he was a capable defender in the McD’s game. I hope it continues to be the case when he puts on the Blue and White.

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