ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia's No. 1-ranked signee for the 2020-21 season, who played last year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, announced Monday he is eligible to play for the first time this season.
K.D. Johnson, a native of Decatur, Georgia, missed the first ten games due to "academic certification issues."
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard averaged 26.7 points and 7.4 assists during his time in Chatham. He was also a top 100 overall prospect going into the unconventional 2020 college basketball season.
Georgia is looking for a spark with Johnson hitting the hardwood for the first time tonight in Athens at 7 p.m., hoping not to push the team's losing streak to four games.
The Bulldogs are 7-3 on the season, dropping their last three games to start 0-3 in SEC play.
Conference action opened with a ten-point loss to Mississippi State, where Johnson also had an offer. That game was followed by an overtime loss to LSU before the Bulldogs were obliterated by Arkansas in a road game in Fayetteville Saturday, down by as many as 35 before ultimately losing 99-69 and giving the Razorbacks the highest-scoring half in SEC basketball since 2002.
Georgia tonight faces Auburn (6-6, 0-4), which is also winless in conference play.
After announcing his eligibility via Instagram Monday, the Hargrave alum hopes to snap the Bulldogs' losing streak and give some hope to the fans in Georgia.