WATCH: Keon Johnson Throws Down Monster Dunk

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    Former Tennessee shooting guard Keon Johnson threw down a massive reverse dunk in the Trail Blazers’ NBA Summer League Championship win over the New York Knicks Sunday afternoon.

    The Las Angeles Clippers selected Johnson with the 21st pick in the 2021 NBA Draft before trading him to Portland midway through his rookie season.

    The trade proved beneficial for the Shelbyville, Tennessee native. After bouncing back-and-forth from the NBA to G-League in Los Angeles, Johnson earned a consistent role for a struggling Portland team.

    Johnson averaged 9.7 points and 2.9 assists in 25 minutes per game for the Trail Blazers.

    The 6-foot-5 shooting guard was a starter and one of the best players on Portland’s NBA Summer League team.

    Johnson averaged 14.2 points in five summer league games including leading the Trail Blazers in scoring twice.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.