Kentucky Basketball: Bam Adebayo Declares For 2017 NBA Draft

Another Kentucky basketball star is one-and-done.
On Wednesday, Bam Adebayo officially announced he will be declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft.
There is some good news for the Wildcats, however, with the 6-foot-10 freshman forward also adding that he does not plan on signing with an agent, so he could potentially return for another season.
Adebayo released a lengthy statement on the school’s official website.

“This process we went through at Kentucky was a tough but a rewarding one,” Adebayo said. “It was everything I wanted when I decided to come to Kentucky. It taught me a lot. It taught me how to be a better man on and off the court. I have improved so much since the beginning of the season thanks to the hard work of the coaching staff. They helped me with every step of the process along the way and they never gave up on me.
“I want to thank my teammates. I couldn’t have asked for a better group to grow with. We were all like brothers. I also want to thank the fans for their support and everything they do for us. Their passion is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
“I feel like I’m making the right step in declaring for the draft, but I want to be absolutely sure that I’m making the right decision for me and my mom. I’m looking forward to the process and I appreciate the support of the coaches, my teammates and the fans. No matter what happens, it’s been an unbelievable ride.”

During his lone season at Kentucky, Adebayo averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds per game.


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