Alex Poythress (in white) walked onto the Joe Craft Center practice court with the seven UK players who declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday.
Photo: Charles Bertram/Herald-Leader
Seven UK basketball players declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday, but Coach John Calipari said during the press conference that it would have been eight if not for the season-ending knee injury suffered by junior Alex Poythress.
It still could be eight, apparently.
Calipari said Thursday that Poythress has received feedback from NBA teams on his stock for this year’s draft, and he planned to go home to Tennessee and discuss the decision with his family.
Fellow junior Willie Cauley-Stein was in the same position as Poythress this time last year. Cauley-Stein’s season was cut short by an injury, and he decided to come back to school for one more run. He’s now considered a top-10 pick for this year’s NBA Draft.
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