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SEC Country: Kevin Knox’s NBA decision is “imminent”

KSR reported this weekend that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander would be making his official decision tomorrow night, likely on SportsCenter. Beyond that, there are no set times or dates for any of the other players set to make a decision.

If you ask Kevin Knox’s father, however, you should be hearing about his son’s NBA Draft decision at any moment.

In an interview with Kyle Tucker of SEC Country, Kevin Knox Sr. said after his son flew home to Tampa, FL this past weekend to talk it over with his family during Easter, “a decision is imminent.”

“It should happen this week,” Kevin Knox Sr. said before ending a brief phone interview to attend a work meeting.

Last week, Knox Sr. opened the door for a potential sophomore campaign from his son, saying his family is “not in need” and that the 6-foot-10 forward thoroughly enjoys playing at Kentucky.

“Kevin comes from a family with, to be honest with you, two educated parents who are not in need,” Knox Sr. told SEC Country last week. “We don’t need for Kevin to go out and buy us a house or buy us a car or something.”

As for Kentucky forward PJ Washington, an NBA decision seems to be a bit further out, as he’s only focused on being a college student for right now.

“PJ will make a decision when he’s ready,” father Paul Washington told SEC Country on Monday, after meeting with his son to discuss the future over the weekend. “We talked as a family and he will let everyone know in due time. Right now, he’s focusing on his school work and being a college student.”

You can check out the official SEC Country NBA Decision Tracker right here.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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23 Comments for SEC Country: Kevin Knox’s NBA decision is “imminent”



  1. bluecrowe
    9:22 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

    I am all for players having dreams, but PJ, seriously? We have to worry about a 6’7 player who will not be able to play inside at the next level, who has no outside game yet? This is becoming ridiculous. Cal, get a grip on this insanity. Now.



    • mm40
      9:41 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Why does Cal need to get a grip? The decision is the player’s and not Cal’s. Some fans seem to think that Cal can tell them what they can and can’t do. He gives them advice and it is up to the player to decide what to do.



    • theWilkman
      9:42 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Right? I can’t believe Cal let’s reporters ask the parents questions. Insanity!



    • 4everUKblue
      9:43 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Come on back Kevin, BBN needs you.



    • Ez21
      9:59 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Do u wanna go back to 10 loss tubby and the highest ranked players we recruit are in the 40s and 50s? If not then stfu!!!



    • Troll Slayer
      11:16 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Get a hobby!



  2. TB112162
    9:43 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

    bluecrowe your the one that needs to get a grip why are you worried about something you have no control over



  3. JustUrAvg
    10:15 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

    Meanwhile Ayton is home and “done with school”. Proud of our kids. Wish them all the luck whatever they decide.



  4. Swizzle
    10:49 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

    If more than 3 go, somethins gotta change. Elite 8s are great but even tubby could do that.



    • Ez21
      11:21 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Tubby barely got us in the tourny at the end. Cal made the Final 4 4 outta 6 years. Don’t mention 10 loss Tubby!!’



    • Troll Slayer
      11:37 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Nothing’s “gotta change.” This was Cal’s youngest team ever. Some teams would be burning couches with a sweet sixteen. We’ll return at least 5 players next year, I guarantee it.



  5. Troll Slayer
    11:14 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

    Some of these KSR commenters are absurd. Next year is going to be a great year, don’t worry about it!!



    • plumloopy
      11:19 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      There is something in between a troll and someone who farts rainbows.



    • Troll Slayer
      11:22 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Give me a team of Green, Baker, Vanderbilt, SKJ, Gabriel or Washington along with Johnson, Herro, Quickley, Hagins or Williams, and Montgomery (if Washington or Gabriel leaves). Shooters everywhere, ftw!!!



  6. deputy305
    11:24 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

    Hey Cal, how does it feel that a coach with experience is about to win his 2nd title in 3 years-learn from him and tell your players that don’t have any business entering the draft to stay for another year or 2



  7. plumloopy
    11:25 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

    Fine, we want the best players, etc… but why are we consistently getting so many players who leave that should not?

    And if you’re gonna leave, then just announce and leave. This calling of a press conference and other nonsense is getting old. The autograph tours? Shouldn’t you actually accomplish something at UK first? I wish people would stop showing up for those for anyone less than a senior or who brought a banner. It’s been since 2014 by my measure that a player truly surprised me by *staying*.



    • Troll Slayer
      11:28 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Since you have no idea who’s staying or going, maybe you should just wait before you assume anything.



    • ClutchCargo
      12:14 am April 3, 2018 Permalink

      The attitude of entitled fans who think they are owed something by college students they don’t even know is what is getting old.



  8. BluKudzu
    12:14 am April 3, 2018 Permalink

    UK is not in the same Universe as Villanova, which is a dominant “team”, Something we seem to be getting further and further from.
    One and done. Is it the players that are one and done? Or is it UK? This has produced 1 national championship. Will there be another? Doubtful. AD is a once in a lifetime player.
    Let the UK fans rip me apart in:
    3
    2
    1…..



    • UK Big Board Update
      9:36 am April 3, 2018 Permalink

      Aaaaaand, you’re back off the bandwagon. Not surprising.