College basketball star, Keyontae Johnson, is in critical condition after tragically collapsing on the court.

The University of Florida player collapsed on court during the middle of a game which was being shown live on TV.

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Basketball is one of the biggest sports in the US.

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With over seven million viewers watching the NBA final in the USA alone.

But to make it to the NBA.

You've got to start with college basketball.

And in some parts of the states.

College basketball is even more popular than the NBA.

However yesterday, tragedy struck.

When college basketball legend, Keyontae Johnson, collapsed mid-game.

Keyontae is a huge name in college basketball.

And has been reported by many news outlets as one of the great promises of the college game.

Johnson has numerous huge accolades to his name.

Such as being voted the Southeastern Conference’s preseason player of the year.

He plays for the Gaters.

Or more specifically as a striker for the Florida Gaters.

The number 11 hails from Virginia.

And made a name for himself in his home state before moving to Florida.

While playing for the Florida Gaters yesterday.

Keyontae collapsed hard in a big game against the Florida State Seminoles.

Just before collapsing.

Keyontae successfully finished an alley-oop and was celebrating the move from the sidelines.

But when the team huddle broke.

He hit the floor as his teammates cried out for help.

He was rushed off the court on a stretcher.

And quickly taken by ambulance to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Keyontae tested positive with COVID earlier this year.

And according to TMZ, it appears one of the side effects was myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle.

Keyontae is currently in a critical condition.

Although thankfully, at the time of writing, his condition remains stable.

Scott Stricklin, the Florida athletic director, said in a statement Sunday:

We appreciate all the medical personnel who have helped Keyontae. Keyontae received terrific care on site by the FSU Staff and at Tallahassee Memorial, which has worked in consultation with UF Health.

The statement continued:

We're glad his parents can be by his side, and they all feel the support of Gator Nation.

His teammate Tre Mann tweeted:

I know you're fighting bro. God got you.

Head coach Mike White also commented:

Please keep praying for Keyontae and his family. We all love him.

We hope he makes a full recovery.

Get well soon Keyontae.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.

Let us all hope together that Keyontae gets through this.