What’s the latest on who will stay and who will go? Over the weekend, the players went home to spend Easter with their families and discuss whether or not to declare for the NBA Draft, and, if so, whether or not to sign with an agent. On this morning’s show, Matt shared the latest on those decisions after some conversations with people in the know.
Here’s what we’re hearing.
As reported on KSR over the weekend, Shai will announce his decision Tuesday night, potentially on SportsCenter. Given projections that have him going in the lottery and a high-profile announcement, it’s all but certain #HeGone.
Matt is hearing Knox will announce his decision either today or tomorrow. Last week, Knox’s father said his son was open to the idea of staying at Kentucky another season despite being projected as a late lottery pick. How does he feel after a weekend of reflection?
“Let me just say, I don’t think it’s certain what he does,” Matt said. “I still think the smart money is on him going, but I don’t think that’s certain.”
What about Hamidou Diallo, PJ Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Wenyen Gabriel? Matt said he’s expecting all of the decisions will be made public this week, but, as of Saturday, the only player whose mind was made up was Shai.
There’s been talk that some players you might expect to go through the process to get feedback may not declare at all, which makes sense given the news that PJ Washington will have surgery to repair a broken pinky and Jarred Vanderbilt’s lingering ankle/foot issues.