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Keon Johnson sets NBA draft combine record with 48-inch vertical leap

Tennessee guard Keon Johnson at NBA draft combine

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: NBA Draft Prospect, Keon Johnson participates in the 2021 NBA Draft Combine on June 23, 2021 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Zach LaVine had a 46-inch vertical leap in his pre-draft workout with the Lakers in 2014.

That’s higher than anyone had jumped at the NBA draft combine.

Until Keon Johnson this year.

The 6-foot-4 Tennessee guard jumped 48 inches!

The previous combine max-vertical record was 45.5 inches by Kansas wing Kenny Gregory in 2001. He went undrafted and never played in the NBA.

So, this doesn’t guarantee Johnson will succeed professionally. But a projected first-rounder, he has potential.

This jump only adds to his buzz.