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Top 40 guard Keon Johnson to pick Tennessee or Ohio State tonight

Johnson will decide tonight.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 06 Kentucky at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Decision day has arrived for Keon Johnson, who remains the top prospect in the state of Tennessee in the 2020 class. The 6-5 guard out of Bell Buckle is the 31st ranked player in the country, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings.

After a long recruiting process, Johnson has narrowed his choices down to Tennessee and Ohio State, eliminating Virginia last week. Johnson took his official visit to Tennessee in October of last year, while seeing Ohio State on an official visit in May.

As of this morning, Tennessee sits with a perfect nine for nine in 247 Sports’ crystal ball projections.

Johnson will commit tonight at 7 p.m. ET in Shelbyville at his church.

The in-state product averaged 24.6 points per game last season for Bell Buckle, adding 8.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3 steals. He participated with the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team over the summer, earning MVP honors for the team’s minicamp session.

Johnson would have immediate opportunity at Tennessee with Jordan Bowden and Lamonte Turner set to exit the program after this season. The Volunteers already have 6-7 five-star wing Corey Walker Jr. committed to their 2020 class. Adding Johnson to that would be an outstanding start to that 2020 class for Rick Barnes and company.