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UK Basketball: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander delays NBA Draft decision; Kevin Knox torn on what to do

Shai is taking a little more time before making his decision, and Kevin is torn on what to do.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will not be making his NBA Draft decision today.

After originally planning to make the call tonight, Shai is pushing back his decision to next Monday, according to TJ Walker.

Another Wildcat was expected to decide as early as Monday this week is Kevin Knox. However, he is having a hard time making the decision, and it sounds like it could go either way at this point, according to Matt Jones.

Shai, a former four-star recruit who flipped from Florida to UK last year, was one of the biggest surprises of the 2017-18 college basketball season, and he was a big reason why UK won the SEC and made the Sweet 16.

Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 14.4 points, 5.1 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 48.5 percent from the field.

Now, Gilgeous-Alexander is projected as not only a first-round pick in this year’s NBA Draft, but he’s also getting top-10 buzz if he comes out.

Among his biggest games were 27 points in the Round of 32 vs Buffalo, 30 vs Vanderbilt in overtime, and 29 vs Tennessee in the SEC Championship. Without Shai, UK may very well have been in the NIT this season, but at the very least, they’re not making it out of the first weekend of the Big Dance.

Knox, a former five-star recruit out of Florida, was UK’s biggest star going into this past season. He led the team in points per game with 15.6. He also led the team in 3-pointers made, and finished second on the team in total rebounds.