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Kentucky one of ESPN’s winners of the NBA Draft deadline

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.

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3 Comments for Kentucky one of ESPN’s winners of the NBA Draft deadline



  1. Bobbum Man
    1:30 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

    What did UL do? Finally not get caught cheating?



  2. 2andToodleLoo
    2:11 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

    Uh no way Kansas is a winner. But of course they’ll skate by with the NCAA. Nothing will happen.



    • RAGE
      4:04 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

      Just curious I posted this on another topic as well.. But do you think there is any chance we make a run at Quentin Grimes now that he has entered his name into the transfer portal??? I mean he has to sit out next season but could be a stud in 2020-21… I know Cal has some interest before he committed to Kansas.. I don’t know if he had an offer or not from Kentucky but at 6’5 he is a Cal type guard who had flashes last year at KU