WATCH: Keon Johnson Knocks Down Three After Three in Pre NBA Draft Workout

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    NBA Draft combine record-breaker Keon Johnson, Tennessee Basketball’s freshman phenom in 2020, looked absolutely locked in from three-point range during a recent workout before the NBA Draft.

    In a video posted to Twitter by Mike Schmitz of ESPN, Johnson is seen going through a number of shooting drills. And in the video, Johnson seemingly can not miss from behind the arc.

    During his one season at Tennessee, Johnson was a 27.1 percent shooter from three-point range. This was the lowest percentage among the Tennessee starters, but Johnson seems to be working hard in that area before the draft.

    One of the most anticipated aspects of Johnson’s game in the NBA really is just his athletic ability on the court. While Johnson may not have the pure skill of others in the draft, his athleticism is unmatched.

    Johnson led all players at the NBA Draft Combine in both max vertical leap and standing max vertical leap.

    Not only that, but Johnson set the new NBA Draft Combine record in max vertical leap (48 inches).

    In the latest NBA mock draft posted by FOX Sports, Johnson is currently projected to be selected at No. 16 overall to the Oklahoma City Thunder. His teammate Jaden Springer was also projected to be selected at No. 30 to the Utah Jazz.

    The NBA Draft will take place on July 29 from the Barclays Center.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.