With Nick Richards and EJ Montgomery returning to school and the possibility of adding Kerry Blackshear still on the table, the NBA Draft deadline was surprisingly kind to Kentucky; in fact, Jeff Borzello named the Cats one of his winners of deadline day in his recap on ESPN.
“The Wildcats had a couple players leave earlier this spring, but received good news when Nick Richards and EJ Montgomery decided to return to Lexington. Kentucky was a little thin on the interior, with only Bucknell graduate transfer Nate Sestina in the post position. Richards and Montgomery aren’t game-changers right now, but they provide much-needed depth for John Calipari. Another plus for Calipari is that Virginia Tech graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr.decided to withdraw his name from the draft. Kentucky is an option for Blackshear.”
Obviously this was written before this morning’s news that Brad Calipari may transfer.
Some of Borzello’s other NBA Draft deadline winners: Kansas (not sure I agree with that since Quentin Grimes is going to transfer), Louisville, LSU, and Florida. Some of the losers: Tennessee, Auburn, Memphis, and Georgia. Check out the entire list out at the Worldwide Leader.