Ohio State men's basketball recruiting | Buckeyes in final three for 2020 prospect Keon Johnson

Adam Jardy

A few weeks ago, Ohio State was hardly on Keon Johnson’s radar.

Now, thanks to a pair of coaching changes, the Buckeyes are among the three finalists for the four-star shooting guard from Tennessee. Today, Johnson announced his final three schools via a post to Twitter: Virginia, Ohio State and Tennessee.

Final @TiptonEdits @EAB_Tennessee @WebbFeetBB @WebbSchoolAD @MarkGriffinVOL @bford02

— Keon Johnson (@iamkeonjohnson) May 14, 2019

Throughout his junior year at Bell Buckle The Webb School, the 6-5, 180-pound Johnson was being recruited heavily by Vanderbilt and assistant coach Jake Diebler. When the Commodores fired coach Bryce Drew after the 2018-19 season, Diebler returned to Ohio State and joined coach Chris Holtmann’s staff as an assistant coach.

Diebler was named to Holtmann’s staff April 22. Johnson landed an official scholarship offer from the Buckeyes on May 1 and took an official visit to campus May 10.

Ohio State currently has no commitments for its 2020 class and is expected to sign at least two players with an emphasis on adding skill, speed and a center.

According to the composite rankings, Johnson is the top prospect from Tennessee, the No. 7 shooting guard in the nation and overall No. 30 recruit.


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