LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Keldon Johnson will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent but is keeping open the option of returning to school.
The 6-foot-6 Johnson follows teammate PJ Washington in entering the draft. He has until May 29 to decide on coming back for his sophomore season with the Wildcats.
Kentucky’s No. 3 scorer and rebounder was selected by Southeastern Conference coaches as freshman of the year and a second team All-SEC choice. He averaged 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
Johnson, who is from South Hill, Virginia, says in a statement that after talking with his family and coach John Calipari, getting information from the NBA “is the best thing for me at this time.” Calipari says he