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Kevin Knox on who comes back to Kentucky

Will PJ Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Wenyen Gabriel stay in the NBA Draft or return to Kentucky for another season? They have until May 30 to decide, but this morning, Kevin Knox gave us his predictions.

“Personally, I think we’ll have some guys come back,” Knox said on KSR. “I don’t know who, but I think we’ll have a pretty good squad next year. I know Quade [Green] is coming back, he announced, and Nick [Richards]. Those two guys will definitely help us next year with great scoring. Nick will have a better year next year.”

“I think [Jarred Vanderbilt], he declared for the draft, I think he has a pretty good shot. He played really well when he was hurt. He has a good shot of coming back. PJ [Washington] has another good shot. If you get PJ and Vando back, I think next year’s team has a really good shot at winning a championship. They’ll be really good if those two come back.”

What about Wenyen?

“Yeah, I think he has a really good chance,” Knox said when asked if he thinks Wenyen comes back. “I know he can really shoot the ball, and that’s what a lot of scouts like about him. I think he has a really good chance.”

Knox even shared his views on Kentucky’s incoming freshmen. Here’s his scouting report:

Immanuel Quickley: “I played with him on the USA Team when we were in Spain. He’s a really good player, a good leader, a good three-point shooter. He’s really vocal on the court.”

Ashton Hagans (whom he spoke of as if he had already reclassified to 2018): “You’ve got Ashton Hagans, who I think is similar to Shai [Gilgeous-Alexander]. Just a little bit shorter than Shai, but really good at getting to the rim, physical, really good defenders. One of the best defenders in the class.”

Keldon Johnson: “He plays with a chip on his shoulder. I think he’ll be one of the best. He talks a lot of trash, but one thing about him, he can back it up too. He’s really good. I think he’ll be one of our better players next year.”

EJ Montgomery: “EJ is a really smooth guy that’s coming in that’s going to help Nick out on the rebounding, Vando if he comes back, PJ if he comes back. There’s a lot of guys he can really help next year.”

Tyler Herro: “Really good smooth player. He talks trash too, you can watch his film and tell he talks trash, but he backs it up as well. He’s a really good three-point shooter that does a really good job.”

Kevin, if this NBA thing doesn’t work out, you’ve got a future in scouting.

Hear Kevin’s breakdown of next year’s team in Hour 2 of today’s podcast:


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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11 Comments for Kevin Knox on who comes back to Kentucky

  1. runningunnin.454
    2:10 pm May 1, 2018 Permalink

    Huh…what? I’m a little fuzzy on who comes back.

    • Booby Petrino
      3:00 pm May 1, 2018 Permalink

      I knew it was click bait before I clicked it… Yet I still forged ahead lol

  2. BBNDan7
    2:24 pm May 1, 2018 Permalink

    He literally said the same thing for all three of them. Lmao

    • runningunnin.454
      2:26 pm May 1, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, basically he doesn’t know, or he’s not going to steal their thunder.

    • BBNDan7
      2:35 pm May 1, 2018 Permalink

      I’d say it’s both, but probably the latter has a bigger effect on what he is going to say

  3. Robkycats54
    4:46 pm May 1, 2018 Permalink

    Nobody talks about (Baker) I think he will be the X factor next season…. With a slight chance to Start if those juniors dont reclassify…. SGA spoke very high & Rex Chapman did also, I believe he is a better shooter than Herro but I think herro can handle the ball a little better

    • fireants25
      10:38 pm May 1, 2018 Permalink


  4. Chad
    8:39 am May 2, 2018 Permalink

    I’m I mistaken (more than likely) or does it seem that the first post of the morning is an exact replica of a post from earlier in the day? More than once I have noticed this very thing. Just a concerned citizen. LOL

    • david8577
      8:51 am May 2, 2018 Permalink

      Chad, I think that happens almost every day. It’s like KSR’s “article of the day” becomes the “overnight post”.

    • Booby Petrino
      9:50 am May 2, 2018 Permalink

      The first new post of they day doesn’t come until 9, unless there’s breaking news. They just move one up from the day at the end of the day before.

  5. njCat
    11:53 am May 2, 2018 Permalink

    Tyler… if the kid doesn’t know or say anything useful, why highlight it.? This was ? clickbait.