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UK's initial release on Keldon Johnson declaring for the draft included this "typo" in a quote from head coach John Calipari:— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) April 10, 2019
"Like Tyler (Herro) is doing, I fully support his decision to go through this process and get all the information."
Tyler Herro, it seems, is also considering making the leap to the NBA, and based on Calipari's comments, Herro may be the next Wildcats star to declare for the draft.
Herro, on the other hand, averaged 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and shot the three at a 35.5% clip. Both players will evaluate their value in the upcoming draft.
Keldon Johnson has submitted his name for the 2019 NBA Draft. Under new NCAA rules, he can sign with a certified agent, receive feedback and still have the ability to return to school if he chooses. He has until May 29 to make a final decision.— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) April 10, 2019
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Kentucky's Keldon Johnson says he will test the NBA Draft waters, but will return to school if he determines he will not be a lottery pick.— Brandon Zimmerman (@BZSEC) April 10, 2019
The rule change is a contrast to a year ago, when players could declare for the draft but not hire an agent, unless they committed to leaving their university. Before then, players could not declare at all for the draft if they planned on returning to school.
The NBA Lottery this year promises to be one of the most anticipated in years, with Zion Williamson's potential future team to be determined.