Huk, the nation’s leading manufacturer of performance fishing gear, is pleased to announce its newest partnership with basketball phenom Keon Johnson. Huk and Keon will look to elevate Huk’s exciting apparel line to Keon’s growing fan base through this winning combination.
“Huk is incredibly proud to work with Keon. His dedication as an elite basketball player and his passion for fishing are both indicative of his work ethic, personal conduct and drive to exceed,” said Pete Angle, Chief Marketing Officer for Marolina Outdoor. “We’re very excited about Keon and are confident that he will be a solid ambassador to millions for our sport and brand.”
Keon is known for his raw athletic abilities as well as his accomplishments on the court. Through his impressive play as a collegiate athlete and the record-shattering display he put on at the professional combine, Keon was selected 21st overall in the 2021 Draft and will be taking his talents to Los Angeles for his rookie season.
He is also a passionate outdoorsman and loves to spend time fishing whenever his busy schedule allows. Keon started fishing at a very young age with his dad at the Joe Wheeler Dam. His most memorable fishing experience was when he caught his biggest catfish, which was 45 lbs. He has been using Huk fishing apparel for quite some time. Keon noted, “I watch a lot of bass fishermen on YouTube and would always see them in some type of Huk clothing, so I tried some out. With Huk, I feel that I’m more comfortable on the lake no matter the weather and enjoy fishing a lot more.”
Huk has tapped Keon to be a key partner to reach new anglers and younger generations. “Basketball is a lot like fishing. To become better at both, you must have patience and be willing to practice,” commented Keon. He added, “My message to the younger generation of anglers and athletes would be to fall in love with the grind, no matter how hard times get. You should focus on being the best version of yourself, whether in basketball, fishing or anything else you are passionate about.”