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Bam Adebayo To Sign With Agent, Stay In Draft

Apr 24, 2017 12:00 PM

Bam Adebayo will sign with an agent and remain in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Adebayo spent one season at Kentucky, averaging 13.0 points, a team-best 8.0 rebounds while also leading Kentucky in blocks per game (1.5).

Adebayo is projected to be selected in the first round.

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Bam Adebayo Declares For Draft, Won't Immediately Hire Agent

Apr 6, 2017 12:38 PM

Edrice "Bam" Adebayo has declared for the 2017 NBA Draft.

Adebayo won't hire an agent in order to leave the possibility of returning to Kentucky available to him.

“I want to be absolutely sure that I’m making the right decision for me and my mom,” Adebayo said in a news release. “I’m looking forward to the process, and I appreciate the support of the coaches, my teammates and the fans. No matter what happens, it’s been an unbelievable ride.”

Adebayo is projected to be selected anywhere between 19th and 30th.

John Calipari scoffed at one point this season how Adebayo was no longer considered a lottery pick in various mock drafts.

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Isaiah Briscoe Declares For NBA Draft, Plans To Hire Agent

Apr 6, 2017 12:33 PM

Isaiah Briscoe has announced he will leave Kentucky to enter the 2017 NBA Draft. Briscoe plans on hiring an agent.

“Thank you Kentucky for an amazing 2 years..With that being said I've decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and will be signing with an agent,” Briscoe said in the tweet at @ZayBriscoe.

Briscoe averaged 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in 2016-17.

Briscoe will either be a second round pick or go undrafted.

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Malik Monk Leaves Kentucky For NBA Draft

Apr 4, 2017 11:34 AM

Malik Monk will leave Kentucky to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft.

"After taking some time with my family and reflecting on this season, I have decided to enter my name into the 2017 NBA draft," Monk said. "As a little kid, these are words that I could only dream of saying. For that, I am very grateful and thank God.

"I would like to thank Coach [John Calipari] for helping me evolve my game and become a more complete basketball player. You pushed me all season to be my best and taught me the true meaning of team and sacrifice."

Monk was Player of the Year in the SEC and is expected to be a top-10 pick.

"Malik is a special talent," John Calipari said. "With Malik you're talking about a superior athlete with skills and an ability to score that make him truly unique. What I love about Malik is that, as the season went on, he learned how to help our team win by doing more than just score. He became an efficient player who I believe will make an immediate impact at the next level."

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De'Aaron Fox Leaves Kentucky For NBA Draft

Apr 3, 2017 4:06 PM

De'Aaron Fox has announced he will declare for the 2017 NBA Draft and hire an agent.

Fox will almost certainly be a top-10 pick.

Fox averaged 16.7 points, 4.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game in his lone season at Kentucky.

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No. 3 PG Quade Green Commits To Kentucky

Nov 20, 2016 11:12 AM

Quade Green has committed to Kentucky, choosing John Calipari's team over Syracuse.

The Orange hosted Green on at least four visits since the summer, but Green was impressed with Kentucky when he visited Lexington for Big Blue Madness. 

Green is ranked No. 22 in the incoming class of 2017 and the No. 3 point guard.

Kentucky badly needed guards in the 2017 class, with freshmen De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk and sophomore Isaiah Briscoe all potentially leaving for the NBA draft next spring.

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LeBron James Jr. Has Standing Scholarship Offers From Duke, Kentucky

Jun 20, 2016 4:55 PM

LeBron James Jr., who is just 11 years old, has standing scholarship offers from both Duke and Kentucky, according to a source.

Highlights of James Jr. have already surfaced.

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Isaiah Briscoe Returning To Kentucky, Marcus Lee Transferring

May 25, 2016 3:03 PM

Isaiah Briscoe announced he will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season, and junior Marcus Lee has decided to transfer after also withdrawing from the NBA draft.

Briscoe was not invited to the combine after making just five of his 37 three-point attempts.

"I really grew from this experience and I appreciate the opportunity to be evaluated by these NBA teams," Briscoe said in a statement released by the university on Wednesday. "I also want to thank the coaching staff and the fans for their support during this time. The NBA is my ultimate goal, so I'm returning to build on last year. There's no better place to grow as a player or to win a championship, and I want to do both."

Briscoe likely would have been a late second rounder or gone undrafted.

Lee, who averaged 6.4 points and 6.0 rebounds along with 59 blocks, told the school that he wants to be closer to his family, John Calipari said. Lee is from Antioch, California outside of San Francisco.

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Marques Bolden Commits To Duke Over Kentucky

May 19, 2016 3:20 PM

Marques Bolden has committed to Duke, picking the Blue Devils over Kentucky.

Bolden is ranked No. 16 in the incoming freshman class.

"I am happy this is over with," Bolden said. "You could tell this was a very difficult decision for me because it took so long. I was looking for the perfect situation and I realized that's not going to happen. I did not want to regret my decision that's why I took so long. It's the biggest decision in my life so far."

 

Bolden is the second ranked center in the class.

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