Playmaker Tre Mann declares for NBA, says goodbye to Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida point guard Tre Mann, the program's best one-on-one playmaker since Jason Williams more than two decades ago, is leaving school early and turning pro. Mann is expected to hire an agent and does not intend to return to college. His four consecutive 20-plus-point games matched the longest streak by a Florida player over the past 25 years (Nick Calathes, Matt Walsh). “Thank you to all my teammates who shared the Gator uniform with me for the last two seasons. He ended up returning to Florida and becoming the team's best player following Keyontae Johnson's collapse in early December.
Short-handed Florida outlasts Virginia Tech in NCAA opener
10 seed Virginia Tech 75-70 in a first-round game on Friday. He finished with 30 points and scored the final 12 of regulation for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech hit 5 of its first 10 3-point attempts, but made just two the rest of the way. Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said he considered keeping Aluma on the bench to start overtime. AdHINKLE'S LIGHTThe first NCAA Tournament game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in 81 years was rife with history, nostalgia and ... sunlight.
Family: Keyontae Johnson's collapse unrelated to COVID-19
Florida's Keyontae Johnson is shown on the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. Florida standout Keyontae Johnson has one of the best seats in the OConnell Center. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida forward Keyontae Johnson's collapse during a game nearly two months ago was not related to a positive COVID-19 test, his family said Wednesday. The consultation team included physicians from the Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Gainesville, University of Washington Center for Sports Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale University School of Medicine. The SEC mandates protocols, including rigorous heart testing, before players can be cleared to return to play following positive COVID-19 tests.
Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49
Florida guard Tre Mann (1) and Tennessee guard Davonte Gaines (0) compete for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Noah Locke scored 14 points, Tyree Appleby added 13 and short-handed Florida stunned No. 6 Tennessee 75-49 on Tuesday night. Guard Scottie Lewis (COVID-19 protocols) and forward Colin Castleton (ankle) missed the game. But forward Omar Payne, starting for the first time in nearly a year, finished with nine points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots for Florida (7-4, 4-3 Southeastern Conference).
Florida’s Keyontae Johnson rejoins team, works as coach amid recovery
(AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Keyontae Johnson is back in Florida's basketball facility, just not on the court. The Gators (3-1) postponed four games following Johnson's collapse and took 15 days off. “Our guys are ready to move forward, not move on from Keyontae, but move forward with him," White said. Kentucky’s John Calipari is one of several coaches across college basketball who have said they would like to know if Johnson’s collapse was related to his positive COVID-19 test months earlier. “If Keyontae is not playing, we won’t be the same team," White said.
Florida's Johnson leaves hospital 10 days after collapse
(AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida forward Keyontae Johnson is being released from the hospital Tuesday, 10 days after collapsing on the court at Florida State and needing emergency medical attention. Kentucky's John Calipari is one of many coaches in college basketball who have said they would like to know if Johnson's collapse was related to his positive COVID-19 test months earlier. Witnesses said Johnson was standing near midcourt and suddenly fell forward and landed on his face. Like many of his Florida teammates, Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 during the summer. The SEC mandates strict protocols, including rigorous heart testing, before players can be cleared to return to play following positive COVID-19 tests.
Home for the holidays: Florida’s Keyontae Johnson to be released from hospital
(AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After spending more than a week in the hospital, the University of Florida’s Keyontae Johnson is heading home just in time for Christmas, the basketball player’s family said in an update on Tuesday. Keyontae is being released from the hospital. Johnson has been recovering at UF Health in Gainesville since he collapsed during a game against Florida State University on Dec. 12. Prior to his release, Johnson shared an update on Instagram from his hospital room on Friday. In the post, Johnson said thank you to doctors, medical staff and UF Nation.
‘Thank you for all the prayers:’ Florida’s Keyontae Johnson shares update from hospital room
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Keyontae Johnson shared an update on Instagram from his hospital room on Friday. First and foremost, I would like to thank God, I know you all have been saying your prayers out,” he said. The Southeastern Conference preseason player of the year is being treated at UF Health in Gainesville. University officials said Johnson spoke with his teammates on FaceTime on Tuesday. Team officials said they are working closely with Johnson’s doctors.
Florida's Johnson releases video message after collapse
He was taken off the floor on a stretcher and rushed to Tallahassee Memorial for evaluation. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida forward Keyontae Johnson thanked everyone for their support in a video message Friday, his first public appearance since collapsing on the court at Florida State nearly a week ago. Johnson released a 25-second video on Twitter and Instagram and ended it by doing a Gator chomp that showed an IV line still connected to his right arm. He spent two nights at Tallahassee Memorial before being transferred to Gainesville via helicopter with his mother by his side. Like many of his Florida teammates, Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 during the summer.
Florida’s Keyontae Johnson out of coma, talking to fellow Gators, team says
(AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida Gators forward Keyontae Johnson is now in stable condition, according to the team. Johnson was in critical but stable condition after collapsing during a game against Florida State University on Saturday. The Southeastern Conference preseason player of the year is being treated at UF Health in Gainesville. At the moment it is not known what caused Johnson to collapse, according to a report from the Associated Press. The Gators were scheduled to play against North Florida on Wednesday.
Florida's Johnson speaking, calling teammates via FaceTime
(AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida forward Keyontae Johnson is speaking with family members and doctors and was even able to FaceTime his teammates Tuesday, his parents said in a statement released by the school. Nika and Marrecus Johnson added that they “feel so much love and support from everyone." “We're beyond grateful for the care and attention that Keyontae has received throughout these past several days,” they said. He was moved to a stretcher and carried to a waiting ambulance as teammates, coaches, staff, fans and others watched in disbelief. Like many of his Florida teammates, Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 during the summer.
Florida's Johnson 'following simple commands' after collapse
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida forward Keyontae Johnson was “following simple commands” Monday after being transferred from Tallahassee Memorial to UF Health in Gainesville, the school said. The Gators announced Johnson was in critical but stable condition less than an hour after his ordeal. Johnson’s teammates and coaches were visibly distraught before the game resumed. The Seminoles outscored Florida 80-60 after Johnson’s collapse and won 83-71 for their seventh straight victory in the series. Like many of his Florida teammates, Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 during the summer.
Gators’ Keyontae Johnson in medically induced coma after collapse, according to report
University of Florida men’s basketball player Keyontae Johnson is in a medically induced coma following his collapse on the court during a game Saturday, USA Today reported. Johnson’s grandfather, Larry DeJarnett, told USA Today that doctors hoped to try and bring him out of the coma Monday, according to the report. | Pilot killed in Fla. gyroscope crash]UF was playing rival Florida State University when the incident happened. Johnson, the Southeastern Conference’s preseason player of the year, collapsed coming out of a timeout and needed emergency medical attention Saturday. Johnson was taken back to Gainesville Monday, according to the report.
Orlando pediatrician answers coronavirus vaccine questions
ORLANDO, Fla. – As we wait for the first shipments of the coronavirus vaccine to arrive in Central Florida, the next hurdle will be distributing doses and building trust that it’s safe. [TRENDING: States will start getting COVID-19 vaccine Monday | Florida’s Keyontae Johnson collapses on court | 2020 pop culture wrap]Orlando pediatrician Dr. Candice Jones joined anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly on ClickOrlando.com” to answer some of the most popular questions people have about the vaccine. Watch “The Weekly” every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on News 6. MORE FROM “THE WEEKLY”: Congressman Soto discusses COVID relief package, Puerto Rico statehood on ‘The Weekly’
Florida's Johnson remains in critical, stable condition
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida forward Keyontae Johnson remained in critical but stable condition at a hospital, the team reported Sunday, one day after he collapsed on the court during a game at Florida State. There was no change in Johnson's condition from Saturday, when he was also critical but stable at Tallahassee Memorial. The Gators announced that Johnson was in critical and stable condition less than an hour after his ordeal. The American Hospital Association defines patients in critical but stable condition as having “vital signs that are unstable and not within normal limits. Like many of his Florida teammates, Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 during the summer.
UPDATE: Florida’s Keyontae Johnson remains critical but stable condition following collapse
***UPDATE***Keyontae Johnson remains in critical but stable condition at a Tallahassee hospital, officials said. Keyontae Johnson collapsed just a few minutes into the game following a timeout. They’re now placing Keyontae Johnson onto a stretcher and wheeling him from the court. Keyontae Johnson is being taken to a local hospital for further evaluation, and we'll share an update when we can. https://t.co/bUkidjT4qd — Florida Gators Men’s Basketball (@GatorsMBK) December 12, 2020This is a developing story, stay with News 6 for updates
Florida's Johnson hospitalized after collapsing on court
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida standout forward Keyontae Johnson, the Southeastern Conference's preseason player of the year, collapsed coming out of a timeout against rival Florida State and needed emergency medical attention. Johnson was taken off the floor on a stretcher and rushed to Tallahassee Memorial for evaluation. Johnson had just dunked in transition before he fell to the floor as the team broke its huddle. Several Gators were in tears and a couple buried their faces in towels as coach Mike White gathered his team to say a prayer. Johnson, a 6-foot-5 junior from Norfolk, Virginia, averaged a team-high 14 points last season to go along with 7.1 rebounds.