The deadline for prospects to remain in the 2016 NBA Draft or return to school will be here Wednesday, and it may not be until then that we get a final decision from Marcus Lee and Isaiah Briscoe.
Having those two back would make the Kentucky Wildcats a lot more dangerous of a team next season, not to mention giving Lee and Briscoe a chance to improve their NBA stock with another year of college hoops under their belts.
After all, it looks unlikely that either will hear their names called in this year's draft if they leave, but another year could at least help Briscoe improve on his stock and show what kind of player he really is.
That's when Briscoe and his father, George, are hoping to do during private workouts with various NBA teams. Kyler Tucker of the LCJ got a brief update on the status of Briscoe, which remains murky at best as the deadline nears.
Briscoe, a 6-foot-3 rising sophomore guard, was scheduled to work out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday and the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, his father George told The Courier-Journal on Monday. Last week, his father said Briscoe had already received positive feedback from "four or five" NBA team workouts, "but that doesn't mean you're a pro."
George Briscoe declined to say Monday which way his son is leaning or when the official decision might be announced.
It also appears that Lee is very much up in the air on whether to return or go pro, so we probably expect a final decision until Wednesday for both. It does appear Lee and his family are really struggling with whatever decision he's ultimately going to make.
Lee's older brother Bryan, who has spoken openly in the past about the family's thought process, has not returned phone calls or text messages since the combine. Prior to that, Lee seemed determined to stay in the draft; UK coach John Calipari even said as much.
At this point, it's too close to call on what either will do, but we probably shouldn't expect both to return, but at the same time, it would be a surprise to see both leave.