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Gators Keyontae Johnson collapses during Florida-Florida State basketball game

The SEC Preseason Player of The Year has been taken to a hospital after falling to the court during the first half of the Sunshine State battle.

Keyontae Johnson of the Florida Gators in action against the LSU Tigers at Stephen C. O’Connell Center on February 26, 2020 in Gainesville, Florida. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Florida Gators Keyontae Johnson collapsed during their game against Florida State on Saturday morning in Tallahassee. The star forward was taken off the floor on a stretcher in front of a silenced Tucker Center during first half.

Johnson was 2-of-3 from the floor with five points before collapsing and seemed to be in good health. He was walking towards the sideline during a timeout when he fell.

Johnson was taken to a Tallahassee hospital, but as of now no other updates have been provided by the Gators. Johnson is the SEC Preseason Player of The Year, and is averaging 19.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game early in the season for one of the favored teams in the conference.

The junior from Norfolk, Virginia played in his 71 collegiate game today, and was speculated as a possible early entry candidate for the NBA Draft after last season.

As the game continues, Florida State leads 45-35 at halftime.