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ESPN: Kentucky a winner of NBA Draft early entry deadline

Even though PJ Washington was the only one of the three Kentucky players testing the NBA Draft waters to return to school, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello declared the Cats one of the winners of the early entry deadline, especially if they land Stanford grad transfer Reid Travis.

“Two players gone, one coming back should be a loss, right? Well, not really. The other bit of good news Kentucky received Wednesday is the possible arrival of Stanford forward Reid Travis on the graduate transfer market. The Wildcats have been linked with him for most of the offseason. If they are able to land Travis, then the day is clearly a net positive.

Even without Travis, though, Kentucky is in good shape. The Wildcats will have a more balanced roster next season, with the incoming recruiting class including five-star point guards Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley, five-star wing Keldon Johnson and five-star big man E.J. Montgomery. Tyler Herro (among the ESPN 100) will add shooting and playmaking from the wing as well.”

Other winners: North Carolina, who will return Luke Maye (grr); Kansas, who gets big man Udoka Azubuike back; and Auburn, who returns a trio of stars in Bryce Brown, Austin Wiley, and Jared Harper. Among the losers? Defending national champs Villanova, who lost four of their top six players. Ya hear that, Travis? At Kentucky, we don’t rebuild, we reload.

Seriously though, we’d love to have you in Lexington.

[ESPN]

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9 Comments for ESPN: Kentucky a winner of NBA Draft early entry deadline



  1. KYFAN4LYFE
    6:16 pm May 31, 2018 Permalink

    “Two players gone, one coming back..”

    Um…5 gone, 3 coming back actually (of those that “tested the waters”).



    • Trevor
      6:43 pm May 31, 2018 Permalink

      They are talking about those that didn’t hire agents….



    • KYFAN4LYFE
      6:46 pm May 31, 2018 Permalink

      They were still part of the “early entry”…they just didn’t wait until the “deadline” to make a decision.



    • Cokely53
      7:03 pm May 31, 2018 Permalink

      If it’s just “Tested the waters” then it was 1 coming back. Quade and Richards never declared.



  2. UK_fac_boi
    7:46 pm May 31, 2018 Permalink

    When is the graduate transfers deadline to decide where they are going?



    • Han
      8:03 pm May 31, 2018 Permalink

      When is the last date you can enroll for fall semester?



  3. Matty Arbuckle
    8:43 pm May 31, 2018 Permalink

    “Defending national champs Villanova, who lost four of their top six players. Ya hear that, Travis? At Kentucky, we don’t rebuild, we reload.”

    Lol Nova just won two championships. Not sure they are quite in the “rebuilding” phase just yet.



  4. Matty Arbuckle
    8:44 pm May 31, 2018 Permalink

    Lol Villanova just won two championships. Pretty sure they’re not quite in the “rebuilding” phase yet.



  5. chrisg18
    8:32 am June 1, 2018 Permalink

    Pretty sure we were rebuilding last year.