Kentucky point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander announced on SportsCenter he will forego his college eligibility, hire an agent and declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.
Following a phenomenal freshman season, Shai’s move is not a surprising one. An unheralded four-star recruit from Canada, Gilgeous-Alexander earned All-SEC honors before taking home MVP honors from the SEC Tournament in St. Louis. Now he’s a future lottery pick, projected to go No. 12 overall by ESPN.
Gilgeous-Alexander is the third Wildcat to enter the 2018 NBA Draft, following P.J. Washington and Kevin Knox. Good luck and thanks, Shai.