Keyontae Johnson is back playing college basketball for the first time since hitting the court nearly two years ago… and the guy has done his part again – losing 13 points!!
Johnson – who transferred to Kansas State in August of this year – was in the Wildcats’ starting lineup on Monday against the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros… helping the Wildcats secure a win.
After the 93-59 win, Johnson spoke about how emotional the moment was for him.
“I’m feeling fine,” Johnson said.
“I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to get here and play again, just by being patient.”
“The feeling before the game, I was a little emotional, but I knew the game was going to happen, so I had to keep going, just play and put everything in for my team.”
Like us previously reportedthe small forward fell on the court during the Gators-Florida State Seminoles game on December 12, 2020.
The 23-year-old was transported to the hospital in a critical but stable condition… and was placed in an induced coma.
Three days later, he was awake but never returned to wood … yet.
Dick Vitale – a legendary college basketball announcer – was excited about KJ and is happy to see the youngster playing again.
“Scored 13 points,” Vitale said on Twitter, “but it really was the BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY that he’s healthy and doing what he LOVES!”