Despite being projected as a lottery pick, Kevin Knox is actually considering a return to UK for his sophomore season.
Last week, Kevin Knox Sr. told reporters that his son entering the NBA Draft was “not a done deal.”
On Monday, Knox Sr. spoke with Kyle Tucker of SEC Country, and it sounds like there’s at least a chance that his son remains at UK for another season.
“He was like, ‘Daddy, I really love the coaching from Cal and KP and Tony Barbee and Joel Justus, and I love the BBN and I came here because of the stage, and I’ve got to take all that into consideration.’ It’s not just all about going straight to the NBA.”
Knox Sr. added that his son really enjoyed his freshman season and wants to win a national championship. UK was unable to make it to the Final Four and compete for a championship this year, so perhaps that has Kevin really thinking about giving it another shot.
Saying this, I would still expect Kevin to ultimately declare for the draft and sign with an agent. He’s going to be a lottery pick and make millions of dollars if he does, and he can always return to UK to finish his degree.
But for now, there’s at least a glimmer of hope that Kevin could be back in Lexington next season.
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