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Feel Good Story Of The Day: Nearly Two Years After Collapsing On The Court, Keyontae Johnson Made His Return To Basketball On Monday Night And Scored 13 Points For Kansas State

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On December 12th, 2020, Keyontae Johnson collapsed on the basketball court. It was a scary moment, to say the least, and nobody knew if the preseason SEC Player of the Year at the time would ever play in a competitive game again. 

That question was answered on Monday night, when the Florida transfer started for Kansas State and scored 13 points in the season opening win for the Wildcats over UT Rio Grande Valley.

Johnson was averaging 16 points per game in that 2020-21 season when he collapsed to the floor in a game against Florida State. He was in a Tallahassee hospital for 10 days before being released. Johnson wasn't cleared to play or practice with the Gators following the incident, but did get the chance to start on Senior Day last season in an emotional moment… 

Johnson graduated from UF last spring and entered the transfer portal for his final season of eligibility, where he chose Kansas State. Some things are truly bigger than sports. What a great moment.