At this point, only two Kentucky Wildcats basketball players have declared for the 2018 NBA Draft and will be hiring an agent: Kevin Knox and Shai-Gilgeous Alexander.
Kentucky fans always have mixed emotions when players leave the program. There is a celebration of their contributions, excitement about their futures, and also some disappointment that they did not return.
Regardless, these players will be “Kentucky guys” for the rest of their careers. As all before them have done, Knox and SGA have planned autograph tours to say goodbye to the fans all around the state.
Here are the schedules for the stops they plan to make:
Other dates may be added (as these stops are slated as “Round 1”), but it would be smart to plan to attend one of these dates if you are intent to meet one of these guys.
Take note that these autographs are not free. This is one of the first opportunities players have to make money off of their likeness, as eligibility will no longer be an issue.
Normally the rate for an autograph is $25-$35, but the fee could be more than that so be prepared to pay when you arrive. You can get them to sign an item and will also have the opportunity to take a photo with them.
Both Knox and SGA are projected lottery picks, with most mock drafts now having Shai going a few picks ahead of Kevin. Either way, draft night will be a huge day for both of these guys and their families.
Will any of their teammates join them soon in touring the state?