Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro just wrapped up their appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio, and told Matt that even though they loved their time in Lexington, the information they received from the NBA made it impossible to pass on their dreams.
“I got the feedback from the NBA scouts and it was what I wanted,” Keldon said. “They said that I have a really good chance of going in the lottery. I’ve just gotta stay focused, stay the course, and go out there and perform.”
“Pretty much the same reason as Keldon,” Tyler said. “Just an extra few days to get the feedback from the people that really have a say in what’s going on. I heard what I wanted to hear back. Ten to 25, anywhere in that range, so I’ve really just got to work hard in the workouts and see what happens.”
Tyler wasn’t as highly ranked as Keldon coming in, so it wasn’t immediately certain he’d follow the one-and-done path; however, hours of hard work in the gym paid off, much like another four-star recruit that came to Kentucky.
“You see with Shai [Gilgeous-Alexander] last year, just how hard he worked and if you follow guys like that, you can see what it does, a year with the coaching staff and how they develop players. It was just a great time being here and I think the coaches really developed me.”
“It was amazing,” Keldon said of his time in Lexington. “I couldn’t ask for anything better with the coaches and the fans. It’s crazy. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My main thing this year was to live it up and enjoy every bit of it. Even through the ups and downs, just enjoy it.”
We’ll have the audio of their interviews up in just a bit.