College players across the nation have been declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft since the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament, and one Kentucky basketball star announced on Friday that he will be joining them and be making the decision to go pro.
That player is Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox, who led Kentucky in scoring at 15.6 points per game while adding 5.4 rebounds.
“After careful consideration, I have made the decision to follow my dreams of becoming an NBA player and enter the 2018 NBA draft,” Knox said in a statement, via ESPN.com. “Thank you to my teammates, my coaches and the fans. You have made my year as a Kentucky Wildcat one of the best years of my life. God bless.”
Knox joins fellow Wildcats freshman PJ Washington in the draft pool, however, Washington has not signed with an agent and will be eligible to return to school after testing the draft waters.
Knox is currently a projected top ten pick.
The 2018 NBA Draft will be held June 21 at the Barclays Center in New York.