Kentucky freshman point guard just announced at a press conference that he will keep his name in the NBA draft, ending his short, but remarkable career at UK. In one season as the Wildcats’ floor general, Knight set the school freshman scoring record and guided the Cats to their first Final Four since 1998. It is widely projected Knight will be a lottery pick in the upcoming draft, perhaps the second point guard selected behind Duke’s Kyrie Irving.
Kentucky still has two players, freshman forward Terrence Jones and junior guard Deandre Liggins who have yet to make a final announcement. Jones sent out a message on Twitter last night indicating he was still “50/50” as to whether he would remain in the draft. Speculation is that Jones draft stock has not been improved by workouts, especially the “combine” for NBA execs held recently at UK. Liggins is projected on some boards as a late second round pick and on others as undrafted. Both players have until Sunday at 5 p.m. to officially declare their intentions.