With Wednesday’s NBA Draft early-entry withdrawal deadline fast approaching, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony is weighing in on which prospects he believes should stay in the draft and which should return to school. Not surprisingly, Givony says he thinks both EJ Montgomery and Nick Richards would benefit from another year at Kentucky.
EJ Montgomery: “The former top-10 recruit hasn’t gained much traction in the pre-draft process, not being invited to either combine in Chicago, and it would likely be helpful to return to Kentucky for his sophomore season and possibly beyond.”
Nick Richards: “Like Montgomery, Richards did not receive an invite to either Chicago combine and likely will need to return to Kentucky to try to resurrect his stock enough to hear his name called in the draft next year or in 2021.”
Tomorrow, EJ will participate in a Pro Day in Santa Monica, California. As we’ve discussed ad nauseam on this site, if either he or Nick keep their names in the draft, John Calipari’s going to have to go hunting for another big man. Thankfully, we’ll know for certain soon.