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BJ Boston Declares for the NBA Draft

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B.J. Boston is taking his talents to the NBA Draft.

The former five-star recruit announced on Instagram Saturday afternoon that he will leave Kentucky after one season in Lexington. He intends to sign with an agent as he prepares for professional basketball.

Boston led the Wildcats in scoring in 2021, averaging 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. An up and down season, Boston saved his best for last, scoring a career-high 21 points in the season finale against South Carolina.

“I am proud of the growth and development Brandon underwent this season,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “Brandon would be the first to tell you this season wasn’t easy. It was tough and filled with challenges. But what impressed me with him is how he handled any adversity thrown his way like a professional would — with maturity and with a work ethic that some of our best guys in that league have had. Breaking his finger over the summer set him back but he just kept working. BJ got so much better as the season went on and has only scratched the surface of who he is going to become as a player. He has the mindset, the drive and the skillset to succeed in that league. BJ and his family know they have my full support and I look forward to watching him chase his dreams.”

Boston is the latest Wildcat to declare for the NBA Draft, following Isaiah Jackson and Terrence Clarke. Jackson is the only one who has not signed with an agent. ESPN currently ranks Boston as the No. 32 overall 2021 Draft prospect.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

164 Comments for BJ Boston Declares for the NBA Draft



  1. madskilz
    2:33 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Hop he has more success in the NBA than he accomplished at Kentucky.



    • KYCat4EVER
      3:00 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Goodbye…

      GO BIG BLUe



    • KYCat4EVER
      3:21 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Please take Coach Cal with you!



    • GM1978
      5:32 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      No kidding…..would be great to get Billy Clyde’s successes back in the bluegrass again



    • KYCat4EVER
      8:44 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      GM1978?

      Can you tell me what year at Kentucky “Billy Clyde” finished under 500%?

      I didn’t see that Billy Clyde even finished as bad as the pitiful COACH CAL?

      Then again, your probably at home counting NBA draft choices as a measurement of UK greatness!

      ?

      FIRE THIS COACH and sever ties with him and his NBA SELL OUT!

      Gone Calipari and GO BIG BLUE



    • T-Dog
      8:24 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      KC4E, is it even mathematically possible for a coach to have a record that’s at or above 500% (answer: no).



    • KYCat4EVER
      10:07 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      TDOG…
      More importantly… it’s even possible to have a double digit lead in ALL TIME WINS and hire a slickster NBA SELLOUT who turns that double digit lead into a 4,3, or deficit, while some of the uneducated members of BBN back him doing it!
      (YES)!

      GONE BIG BLUE!



    • Bluehender
      4:24 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      He will. But it will take 3-4 years



    • CombatMedic_98
      11:17 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      This dude wasn’t ready for college…really he need to WOKE…Woke up with a reality check…



    • dave1964
      8:15 am March 22, 2021 Permalink

      Have not seen two players in boston and Clarke more unprepared for the NBA hell they were not prepared for the college game.



    • unbridled
      2:35 pm March 22, 2021 Permalink

      This child’s advisors are failing him. Welcome to obscurity Brandon



  2. sprtphan
    2:34 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Good luck with that.



    • Mr.Incognito
      4:53 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Don’t think he is strong enough to play in the WNBA next year



  3. BigBlue4EverUK
    2:35 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Didn’t work out with us, but hopefully brighter days ahead for you young fella.



  4. JuggarNate
    2:35 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Another possible second rounder along with Clark. I wish cal would bring in some past guys that did stuff like this and now play overseas to explain to the new guys why waiting another year is a good idea.



    • gotdzl
      2:39 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Agreed



    • Loserville Hater
      2:39 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      So who would want Clarke or Boston for another year? They are just overblown egos and me-first players.



    • UKgrad80
      2:40 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Agreed 100%



    • Ez21
      4:10 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      I’m sorry but Boston was cheering his ass off every time he was benched. That’s not evidence of a me first player.



  5. ZRZynda
    2:35 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    I wish Cal would bring in some of these guys who were multi year players and have had success like PJ, IC, WCS, Patrick P, and Nick Richards to talk to these young guys. Instead they listen to the outside noise from family and “friends” who know what’s best.



  6. dukehater
    2:36 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Good riddance! Don’t let the door hit ya where God split ya. Good luck in the G league



  7. FinnaGoHAM
    2:37 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Did anyone explain to him that it gets even harder in the NBA?



    • HighBallScreen
      8:34 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Everything I post is now blocked for Moderation. So I will just Happily say Cal is doing the best job ever with his One and Done Model. KSR is the most fair minded and hard hitting coverage of Kentucky Basketball there is. And Kentucky Fans every where should be Happy with 9 wins a year. Because well everything is GOOD in this World



  8. UKgrad80
    2:39 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    What a joke. Hey I wasn’t too good in college but it will be easier in the NBA! What are these kids thinking? Enjoy all your bus rides through the G league!



  9. jimlowe7
    2:41 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    BJ would have scored at a higher rate if we had a true PG but he came with NO CLUE how (or why) to defend & rebound. He started to “get it” in last 10 games. Good luck BJ!



    • UKgrad80
      2:43 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Yes he really got it at the end as he scored zero points in his last college game!



    • Urincatland
      3:25 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Lmao!



    • sprtphan
      2:44 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Not to mention he avoids contact at all cost.



    • Wade
      3:54 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      He scored nothing in the last game no urgency and his finger wasn’t Broke then. He thinks he’s 1 in a million that’s the problem.



    • Keith Branstetter
      11:53 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Jimlowe7, what games were you watching ? Look up his last 10 game stats, pitiful. Most of his shots were wide open, a pt guard couldn’t help the ball go in. I’ve never seen so many people think a bad player was so good…



  10. kjd
    2:41 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    There’s a shock! (sarcasm)



  11. UKgrad80
    2:42 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    What do they mean by taking his talents to the draft. His talent of shooting into the hands of the defender?



    • BBNBRIAN
      2:59 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      He avoided contact at all cost… He is soft. Unfortunately he will be eaten alive at the next level and may never have a cup coffee in the big league.



  12. dukeisking
    2:44 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    As I read these comments I wonder how many of you have to go punch a clock and or go to class and the flip burgers when you get out of class. The kid is playing a game we wish we could all play. You workers only see these kids as entertainment. Go soar young fella. The rest of you on here please get back to work.



    • UKFanSC
      3:19 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      “Duke is king”……your name says about all we need to know about you.



    • WKY Cat
      3:38 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      I think we’ve found our soft hearted liberal. Lol



    • UKFanSC
      3:56 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Soft-headed too !!



    • Rixter
      7:20 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      If I ‘punched a clock’ at a place that told me ‘hey, we’ll give you free training (plus free room and board), and better you get during your training, the more money you’ll make when you come to work’… I kinda doubt I’d say ‘Nah, I’m good with the lesser paycheck’



    • ukcamel
      10:36 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Criticizing people for only seeing college players as entertainers while denigrating working class wage-earners is a cool flex, dukeisking.



    • BMO15
      10:28 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Go soar in the g league or Europe somewhere lol true though he will make more money than most people still.



  13. JGo
    2:48 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Couldn’t perform in college……and now he wants Togo to the NBA?? The NBA is becoming less and less creditable.with every non college performer they allow in.



  14. LanceSAdams
    2:53 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Europe is getting a lot of good players this year. Just never step foot back in Rupp arena and we’re all good



  15. Tom Bombadil
    2:59 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    WOW!!!
    DO YOU!
    CAL built this nonsense!



    • T-Town Cat
      5:53 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      9 wins with at least four players who think they are good enough to get paid millions to play somewhere else next year. Great job, Cal!



  16. BobbyBlue
    3:00 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Who the heck is advising this kid ?
    I would like to think Cal advised him to return ?
    I mean that just cost him about $30 million, not even counting endorsements.



  17. Cabranton
    3:01 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Good luck to kid. Just because he wasn’t what we thought he’d be doesn’t we shouldn’t support the kid. Was ALWAYS a one year player in college. A team will get a steal in the late first early second in about 4 years when he becomes Brandon Ingram 2.0



    • trumpetguy
      3:11 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Cab, don’t know what the ceiling is, but clearly much higher than one year at UK showed. EVERYBODY thought BJB would play better than he did and you are right, someone will take him, work with him, he will gain weight, and BJB best hoops are in front of him. Sooner all current UK players announce their intentions, better it is for Cal and potential transfers to UK. Win- win for everybody. If it is G League or two way contract, etc., OAD guys know that is a possibility. THEIR choice.



    • Cabranton
      3:43 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Exactly!



    • bigbluebg
      3:14 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Do you not think they do that at UK? Cal only has them for half a year…you just can’t see the progress because they aren’t there long enough.

      Sure maybe they don’t buy in and just d**k around…but I doubt it will millions on the line. Point is…he’ll get bigger just because he gets older. He won’t do things that much differently than he did at UK.

      BJ will be better in the NBA because IMO it’s actually less physical than college…and they’re allowed to walk.



    • kjd
      4:09 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      trumpetguy. There’s only so much weight those spindly legs will hold.



    • trumpetguy
      5:55 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      kjd, BJB confidently 100% will gain weight, everywhere. Simple maturity will put on lbs., plus a solid conditioning program at pro level will also. It will be a REQUIREMENT, not occasional if I feel like it approach in college. Also nutrition advice from someone who knows what they are doing at NBA level. BJB will be stuffing down calories like never before, plus intensive weight room work. Look at all former UK players after only a couple years of year round NBA work and you can clearly see muscle definition/weight gain in about all of them. BJB will too. Unlike many others, I hold no ill will towards any of these young guys for chasing their dream. Hope it works out for all of them. Problem is, too often it doesn’t and G League/Europe etc will play a big part of it.



  18. UKFanSC
    3:04 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    He moves instantly into my least favorite 5 star recruits. On the list with Daniel Orton, Randolph Morris, Archie Goodwin. Most disappointing player in recent memory. Came in with a lottery-pick reputation and left us with the worst record since the Harding Administration. He’s no NBA anything. Not sure he’s even overseas material.

    Wish him luck, he’ll need it.



    • lowesironteam
      7:58 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Extra points for mentioning the Harding administration.



    • Keith Branstetter
      11:56 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Goodwin was/is way better than Boston as far a talented b-ball player.



    • bigbluebg
      3:19 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      You forgot Skal.

      I feel like Archie gets a bad wrap. He was actually pretty good…the team was just not. We had no offense other than him.
      Nerlens was not good on offense, WCS was not very good at all that year, and Ryan Harrow was the PG.
      I think Jarrod Polson even played a good amount.

      What did you want him to do? Play 2 or 3 spots at once?



  19. Dave C
    3:07 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    I wish him all the luck in the world. With that said, I’m glad he’s gone. Not only am I glad he’s gone, I hope we never recruit another one like him. Not bases on his lack of production, but because he doesn’t possess the demeanor that breeds success. And the fact that he’s not interested in coming back, working to improve his game and actually achieve something just validates my point.



    • Rixter
      7:24 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Spot on.
      And kids that don’t like to work do well in the NBA!!



  20. Plano KY
    3:07 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Another James Young in the making.



    • jakew60
      6:39 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      James young was a good player lol much more talented than Boston in their lone season



  21. HackRichards
    3:11 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Well it took a WHOLE season but he finally did learn how to pass and share the ball. He might make it now.



  22. mashman 93
    3:13 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Good luck BJ.



  23. HackRichards
    3:14 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    ONLY recruit 5 stars with haircuts like men from now on!



    • Bluehender
      4:30 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      You’re a hack alright…



    • The Big Lebowski
      2:31 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      I’ve got no issue with Boston.

      I hate “fans” like you.



    • The Big Lebowski
      2:31 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      I was talking about bluehender.

      The haircut comment was stupid, too.



    • Bluehender
      9:03 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      And you hate fans like me because I made a comment about the hack job above?



    • The Big Lebowski
      12:18 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      It’s because you sit on here attacking other people all day, every day like it’s your job.

      You’re an annoyance.



  24. StuckinFL UKFAN
    3:14 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    It’s a long hard season with no guarantees… injuries etc. He can make a ton of money his first 3 years as a first round pick. 1.613,000, 1,694,000 and 1,775,000 ( last years #30 pick
    When Nick Richards went as a 2nd round # 42 pick he signed a 3 year 4.33M contract with the first 2 years guaranteed.
    Not sure where he will land, but I suspect somewhere in the top 40.
    Regardless the kid, from a low middle class family will make life changing money. It’s not lottery money, BUT when it’s staring you in the face, not sure you would do anything different. For me, it would be a difficult choice regardless and I don’t begrudge the kid either way. Good kid from a good family, I wish him all the best!!
    Go Cats!!



    • BBNBRIAN
      4:19 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      He is no first round pick.



    • trumpetguy
      6:02 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      FlUKFan, None of us have a valid crystal ball and know what next 2-3-4-5-6 years will be for any of these guys, but I’m pretty certain my family never made $4 million in 3 years! LOL Best wishes for a lucrative career for these guys.



    • StuckinFL UKFAN
      10:46 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      That’s why I commented that someone in the second round… Nick Richards for example, drafted number 42, was still guaranteed millions.



  25. VilleCat11
    3:15 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    I totally agree things did not go as planned and it sucked.. But man, we as a fanbase have gotten so nasty and I have to think kids see and hear this stuff and other schools use it against us..



  26. TonyMontana
    3:18 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    The season didn’t go how we planned but thanks for coming to Kentucky and giving it your all every week. I would be a pretty lousy American if I were to criticize another man for pursuing his dream and starting his career. I wish you the best in the NBA.



    • Bluehender
      4:31 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      And you’re a lot better man than most of the so called men making comments here…



    • Irish son
      5:59 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      At this point all you can do is LOL



    • The Big Lebowski
      2:25 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Bluehender, stfu.

      You’re a fool.

      Take your mouth off of Cal’s nut sack.



    • Bluehender
      8:38 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      You’re an idiot big dumb ass…



    • Bluehender
      8:39 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      …nothing to do with Cal. See my comment below. And I will not shut up big dumb ass…



    • The Big Lebowski
      12:21 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Bluehender, The Defender of Cal’s Manhood and Coaching Skillz.

      He’s like a sooperzero.

      Always attacking fans.

      I wonder if bluehender IS Cal.

      Cals alterego…the one that wants to attack the fans who dare question him.

      Freakin’ @sshole!



  27. Lyle Evans
    3:28 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Addition by subtraction.



  28. drbigblue
    3:33 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Good riddance! G league at best!



  29. dhard
    3:40 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    I wish you well young man. You handled yourself well in the face of an awful year.



  30. Bluegrass Bill
    3:46 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Later dude! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.



  31. DaveT999
    3:47 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    There goes 50% of UK’s shot attempts, and 7% of their points.



  32. VirginiaCat
    3:52 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    The most annoying part is that Cal gave Boston a ton of undeserved minutes that could have been used to develop players who chose to stay. Cal’s investment in Boston, to the detriment of other players, may have served Cal’s alktruistic vision, but it did nothing to benefit the program.



    • UKFanSC
      3:57 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Best comment in the string



    • Bluehender
      4:34 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      …and that’s not on the kid. It’s on Cal..



    • Gogh Big Bleu
      9:22 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      THIS!



  33. Blue Bill
    3:54 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Hope a strong wind doesn’t come along, he’ll get blown away.



    • UKFanSC
      3:58 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Wish one had come along sooner !



  34. Beaver_Fever
    3:55 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Good luck, BJ. Go make an absurd amount of money and help as many people as you can.



  35. Stop Hammer Time
    3:56 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    So, as it stands, the only three players who are for sure returning are Allen, Askew and Ware. 2 of those 3 were the worst scholarship players on the team last year. Not counting the kid who transferred, as he never got a fair chance to play.



    • StuckinLville
      5:24 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      You’re talking about two freshmen who were both 4 stars. Devin lost a star when he reclassified. If Cal ran his team the way he should, not much would have been expected of those two and they could have developed. They played like freshmen and remember, Askew should have been in high school. These guys will develop and are exactly what we have been asking for, returning players. As for Fletcher, he ruined any chance he has by acting like a a coddled teenager. Even during the summer people questioned if he could accept his role and apparently the answer was no. You have to be mature and unselfish and he wasnt.



    • ricko52
      8:52 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Yes take Cal with oh we sure could have used Johnny Juzang’s 15 pts average per game but he wouldn’t fit in Cals green room party



    • Kfckernel
      9:32 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Be glad when the one year kids go directly to G league and we get kids that appreciate University



  36. shepdog3720
    4:03 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Hard to blame a kid chasing $$$, but he’s shown almost 0 to make one think he will be a successful NBA player…



    • The Big Lebowski
      2:28 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      He’s chasing the wrong dollars.

      He’ll catch the Euro. Not the dollar. That’s if he’s lucky.

      He’ll probably catch the Lira or the RMB. Maybe the shekel.



    • Bluehender
      8:40 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      He’ll be more successful than you big dumb ass…



    • The Big Lebowski
      12:22 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Awwwwwww…..there he goes again.

      Superhender the Blue!!!

      Attacking anyone who won’t help him in his favorite task of tongue cleaning Cal’s nutsack.



    • Bluehender
      1:08 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      You seem to have a thing for nutsacks. You a woman Lebowski?



  37. Johnny C
    4:09 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    What a f-ing joke. Good riddance.



  38. JT55
    4:11 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Kid is weak. Take Cal with you.



  39. FatDaddyCat
    4:12 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Good.



  40. gasman01
    4:18 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    He wouldn’t have plenty much for a top 20 team. Don’t think he will pan out in the pros. Hope he speaks Italian!



  41. TheMaxCat
    4:24 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    He showed a good work ethic (started the Breakfast Club this year) and did improve in the 2nd half of the season. Do I believe he is NBA ready? No. Do I believe another year at UK would have been a better decision? Yes. That being said, the kid should do what he believes and pursue his passions. I wish the kid luck, UK will be fine. (Hey Powell, there’s a little more room/playing time now).



    • Bluehender
      4:35 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Bingo ^^^^



    • T-Dog
      8:40 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Thanks for the mature perspective, MaxCat. Despite what many of these people think, BJB owes us nothing. He needs to come back and develop his game, his body, and his mind, but it’s totally up to him whether he does or doesn’t. You’ve really got to have something wrong in your head and your heart if you spew negativity toward an 18/19 year old kid because he isn’t what you thought he’d be or doesn’t do what YOU think he should do. That’s pathetic. Grow up. Good luck, BJB.



    • Bluehender
      8:42 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Hey big lebowski (what a stupid handle), see T-Dog comment, you dumb ass…



    • The Big Lebowski
      12:23 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      bluebender doesn’t know what The Big Lebowski is.

      I guess he’s too busy eating Cal’s @ss.



    • Bluehender
      1:11 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Maybe Forrest Gump would be a better handle for you…



    • Bluehender
      1:12 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      …stupid is as stupid does Forrest Lebowski..



  42. neat1ky
    4:28 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    I think we will be fine next with the center from WVa and I believe Ware Brooks Allen and Topin with 3 nice recruits coming in and hopefully with 2-3 more transfers coming



    • Bluehender
      4:37 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      I do too..



    • BMO15
      10:41 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      I don’t see it, weakest class we’ve had bud and all we are getting back are role players once again, grant it ware and toppin play hard and are active but are very unpolished and askew who can’t shoot nor blow by anyone and who knows how the big boy from wvu will pan out, I think we barely make the tournament if at all



    • T-Town Cat
      9:04 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      So we’re pinning our hopes for next year on the guy that was the 2nd string Center for West Virginia before quitting mid-season? Gold Standard!



  43. chris43
    4:41 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Unless drastic improvements are made….I can’t see him going anywhere. These are the ones that frustrate me! Hmmmm majority of mocks have you at the 20-30 range but you swear to him



  44. UK Big Board Update
    4:43 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    #FarCal #HarTrump Trump only hires and recruits the best!



    • The Big Lebowski
      2:29 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Trump coaches basketball or you’re a moron? Only one of those are true.

      I hate Leftist morons.



  45. VilleCat11
    4:44 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    One way I look at it is that he decided pretty quick which can help us figure out who we are wanting to pursue now.. We could not just wait for a couple months and hope guys were still available..



    • StuckinLville
      5:25 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Exactly. Time to offer Powell. You dont day no to proven shooters and Cal desperately needs them.



    • T-Dog
      8:43 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      I think the ball is in Powell’s court at this point. The hold up: the SEC’s intraconference transfer rule. If the league’s coaches vote to overturn it, I think Powell comes. If not, he’ll probably go elsewhere. From all that I’ve heard, the kid and his family don’t want him to sit for a year. I don’t blame him.



  46. CALfacts
    5:05 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    First, good luck young fella! We hope you have a good career! Coach Cal, you failed again! You should never let a player go that isn’t ready, and then tell everyone he is. Not a good look coach! You should come out and say hE needs another year here with you!



    • trumpetguy
      6:52 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Ah don’t think Cal or ANY coach can MAKE a kid stay in school. Once a kid and his family makes the choice to forego college competition, about all the college coach can do is wish them well and help any way he can. Not sure any criticism from the college staff does anybody any good. That is why you will never hear it.



  47. StuckinLville
    5:09 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    I wish him the best, but if he couldn’t handle the physicality in college, what makes him think he can in the NBA? He better get to eatin and liftin like crazy. Oh well, bring in Justin Powell now. I’ll take a 44% 3pt shooter who isnt soft over him any way. We need shooting and we need physical guys. The last few recruiting classes have been full of softies.



    • katmandue2you
      5:24 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      I’m of the entire culture that engulfs Kentucky Basketball under Calipari. I’m sick of the wholesale roster turnover. I’m sick of the obsession with the OAD. I’m sick of getting kids that have their mind made up how many years they’re going to be here before they ever sign the letter of intent. Not a single other program has this horseshit to deal with every single year and I’m sick of us always dealing with it. And I’m fed up with how Johnny C spins it all. It’s sickening



    • katmandue2you
      5:26 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      ^I’m *sick*. (Sums it up)



  48. Lip Man 1
    5:29 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Complete joke, what a farce. Wish him well but the word has already been printed at KSR what the NBA scouts think of him.

    Kid is listening to his handlers me thinks, instead of using his brain.



  49. GACAT
    5:30 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    The worst shooting fundamentals of any 5 star I have ever seen. The pros will push your weak butt off the court. After you spend 3 years in the G league or China try and guard Lebron. He will put you in the cheap seats.



  50. T-Town Cat
    5:31 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    “Saved his best for last!?!” Did you miss the Mississippi State game?!?



  51. AirForceOne
    6:01 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    You can’t fix stupid.



  52. TTA2
    6:18 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    “Saved his best for last?” “Saved his best for last?”
    Zero points in most important game???
    This writer needs to go with him! They both scored zero.
    This is the best news of the post season!
    Even if we sign Jabbar and Bird’s love child! This is best news.
    I shall begin IMMEDIATELY to try to forget him.
    Shouldn’t be hard. Even if he ends up in Springfield. I wish him luck.
    Hallelujah



    • Rixter
      7:32 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

      Wow, that is harsh! Its true, and made me laugh, but dayum!



  53. duner
    6:35 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    I wish the kid all the luck in the word but just what exactly does he do well that will get him on a NBA roster? Doesn’t have handles, doesn’t shoot lights out, mediocre on D. The G league is full of guys with those same talents. I’m afraid that is where he will end up or even over seas which I guess isn’t to bad. Can make a really nice living over there.



  54. bigcat68
    7:19 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Another one bites the dust!



  55. rebound35
    7:22 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Make 180k on G league. Not bad $



  56. channell
    7:29 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Good riddiance!



  57. JGo
    7:44 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Didn’t make NCAA big dance. Didn’t make NIT tourney. Lost first game in SEC tourney. Yet we have 3 freshman declaring for NBA draft, 2 signing agents. “ PATHETIC”



    • The Big Lebowski
      12:26 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Exactly.

      I’ve said it for five years. Cal will not make another Final Four at Kentucky.

      You can’t fire him because of Mitch’s brilliance in giving Cal a 50 Million dollar buy out and Cal will hang on to suck up that 1 Million dollar per year give away that Mitch concocted.

      Should have told Cal that he could go to UCLA if he wished to do so. Instead, Mitch sold the farm for a sack of magicless beans.



  58. millertim
    7:56 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Hope the young man finds success in the NBA. He’s still a UK Wildcat and I will always cheer for him. Really wished he would have stayed at least another year to develop both physically and mentally. The next level is really tough but again, I wish him well! GO BIG BLUE!!



  59. fan of blue 123
    8:58 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    These comments proving once again that we can be the worst fans in all of sports.



  60. JT55
    9:04 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Still don’t have an elite PG on the roster for next year.



  61. tdub
    9:07 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Good luck young man. Hope you succeed in the league. Thanks for being a cat.



  62. hharrod
    10:22 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    Glad these fools are gone. The only one I will miss is IJ who happens to be the only NBA talent on the team. The others will struggle for a few years in the G or overseas before taking that $35k/yr job and learning a hard lesson.



  63. Droll rambler
    10:40 pm March 20, 2021 Permalink

    In Kentucky’s most important game of the season (their only SEC tournament game), Boston played 23 minutes, in which he had 0 points, 0 free throws, 0 offensive rebounds, 0 blocks and 0 steals. Good riddance!



  64. Dr. Tom
    12:13 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    BJ, the best of luck as you pursue your NBA dreams. You persevered under the most extreme pandemic conditions as a freshmen at an institution with maybe the most scrutinized fanbases in the country. Even though the year didn’t turn out the way you and the fan base expected, you fought hard and remained a good teammate. You will be mentally stronger for it. Finish your classes and work your butt off as you enter the next chapter of your life. Your support of your teammates from the sidelines even when things were not going well for you said volumes for your character and maturity. Thanks for giving your all as a Wildcat and the best to you as you chase your dreams.



  65. The Big Lebowski
    2:32 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    I feel for the kid. Cal let him down.



  66. Axel72
    3:57 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    Amazing how many players transfer and mysteriously become good enough to start and win in the NCAA championships, Johnny Juzang 27 points on UCLA win, BJ will be lucky to score 27 in his soon to be short NBA career, assuming he even gets in a game ever. Charles Matthews 15 a game at Michigan, Wiltzer 25 a game at Gonzaga, the list is becoming ridiculous, and BJ gets 30 plus minutes a game and takes 40% of the teams shots, something very wrong with this picture.



    • channell
      10:49 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      Juzang was on fire last night. Sadly he did not have a five star by his name. He was never going to get playing time because the system rated him a 4 star. Cal is a sick person. He has let the program down. He was hired to win championships but chose to make the program about the NBA. So many people are still defending him because for what. I don’t like
      mediocre seasons. I don’t like struggling to win in our conference but that is the new normal. Uk is no better than the average team in the conference anymore, not to say that we have bad teams. We have very good teams in the SEC. A lot of balance. Cal can forget we are everyone’s super bowl. This year and the last five have shown a decline in our competitiveness. If Cal cannot or won’t make the change, the fans can force the program to release him by staying home. Seriously it would only take a season of normal basketball to send him packing by the fans staying home.



  67. bluecrowe
    5:09 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    The thing is he is an infant. He is simply not ready to play basketball against adults. He of course can do whatever he wants, but this just seems very short sighted. It is really painful when you have an epically bad year and the highest rated guys leave even though they did not play well. That is when I think people wonder about the sanity of this system.



    • TBW3011
      5:45 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      It’s the program Cal has created and it’s 100% on him. HUGE mistake by BJ, but whatever. Not going to blame him for this laughable decision



  68. TBW3011
    5:43 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    Lol. Good luck in Iraq



  69. CahillsCrossingNT
    5:45 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    It amazes me that some people on here thought he might come back. How naive can some people be?



  70. spincr4hire72
    8:22 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    And juzang drops 27 with a turned ankle last night.



  71. Big Sexy
    8:43 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    Who would’ve thought at the beginning of the year that Johnny Juzang would’ve been more valuable to us than the two players that probably caused him to transfer, Boston and Clarke combined?



    • trumpetguy
      9:42 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

      BS, can’t remember….did JJ transfer last year because no minutes playing behind Maxey/IQ, who both are playing in the NBA….or, this year because of incoming freshmen class?



  72. 4burgoo
    8:46 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    How can someone with no proven, consistent ability get drafted? He averaged 11.5 points a game, making 35.5% of his shots. That makes him like the 2,347th best player in college basketball this year. Best of luck young man, you are likely going to need it.



  73. Howdy Doody
    8:47 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    Best of Luck !!



  74. makeitstop
    9:02 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    Based on that body of work if someone is willing to pay him $3m-$4m over 3 years, he should snap it up. I guarantee you we watched a lot more of his “film” than the guys making draft projections. But at a workout, they’ll see upside, and measurements and conclude they can do in a couple more years what Cal couldn’t in a year. If they’re right, it militates even more in favor of a change like the baseball rule: sign if u want to but otherwise ur 2 years in college, bc it’s laughable that guys who played like Clarke and Boston are top 40 picks, and it just goes to show how little u should expect from them in their one year in college. If that’s the expectation, u can’t win like that… as we now see. And as an earlier poster noted, we let this guy take minutes from kids who needed minutes to develop and would be juniors. The system is broken, and I’m not even bothering to complain about his decision, if he can get the dough, after THAT, it’s not his fault for taking it.



  75. Southky
    9:53 am March 21, 2021 Permalink

    I don’t blame him at all. It was his plan from day 1. The system is at fault here. It is what it is under Calipari. It will be more of the same until the 1 and done rule is changed. The whole mess is Calipari’s. Allowing and joining them in a “social justice message” during the worst season in the history of the program is one of many head scratcher decisions by him. He was the only person who could have turned the program around when he took the job but the game has passed him by. I believe he really has no idea but his ego won’t let him see.



  76. Keith Branstetter
    12:08 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

    Even though he was a below average player, Boston’s stock will never be higher. If he stays around the same level next yr he knows the NBA wouldn’t even give him a tryout, why not go now. It’s possible he plays 5-7 yrs overseas with a couple G league stints, there’s a chance he’ll make more money than many reg Joe’s will working 30 yrs. I don’t think any of these kids care about school, it’s playing ball for pay that is the end game.



  77. jaws2
    4:51 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

    I don’t blame any kid for wanting to possibly enrich himself and his family. Is Boston ready to be an NBA star? Nope, but he has some talent and the current NBA drafts on possibilities in the future. He has possibilities. I never liked his shot, shot selection, or his strength, but I do think he’ll grow up and get there. I still believe depending on financial circumstances, most of us would take the money. Waiting another year may get him more but we have no idea about his circumstances.
    Someone on here stated his inability to improve was on Cal. I don’t believe for one moment that’s the case. I think it took a full season for Boston to realize he had to play harder, be less selfish, and grow up a little. We’re not at practice every day so it’s impossible to see what Cal was doing with the kid. I’m not crazy about the OAD we’re seeing here, but I’ve got to believe Cal will right this ship. Sometimes you just miss on a player or the player just doesn’t grasp what it takes to play at this level. Regardless, I look forward to next year.



  78. sonnyg333
    6:03 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

    Hope all the little knee takers move on, including their players ONLY coach.. Won’t miss any of them.



  79. T-Town Cat
    9:13 pm March 21, 2021 Permalink

    I wonder when and where his One and Done documentary about himself will air. 30 for 30? SEC Storied? I sure don’t want to miss that!