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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt sports watches the Wildcat Marching Band as they play the nation anthem prior to the game against Alabama in the SEC tournament semifinals on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky defeated Alabama 86-63. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Vanderbilt will test NBA waters

Kernel Sports Staff April 20, 2018

Despite not playing a full season due to multiple injuries, UK freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt has decided to test the NBA waters and declare for June’s draft.Vanderbilt will not hire an agent, though,...

Kentucky coach Kenny Payne speaks to sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel after Gabriel was taken out of the game after his fourth foul against Kansas State in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Friday, March 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Kentucky was defeated 61-58. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Gabriel will test NBA waters

April 18, 2018

With four days to go until the NBA early entry eligibility deadline, sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel has decided to test the NBA Draft waters by declaring for June's NBA Draft.Gabriel will not hire an...

Kentucky freshman guard Hamidou Diallo celebrates after a three-pointer during the game against Kansas State in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Friday, March 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Kentucky was defeated 61-58. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Diallo declares for the NBA Draft

Kernel Sports Staff April 16, 2018

After skipping out on the NBA Draft last season, Hamidou Diallo has decided to submit his name into this year’s NBA Draft and hire an agent.By hiring an agent, Diallo’s career at UK will come to an...

Kentucky freshman forward PJ Washington talks to media in the locker room during the game against Davidson College in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky defeated Davidson 78-73. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Washington to test NBA Draft waters

Kernel Sports Staff April 3, 2018

On Tuesday afternoon, PJ Washington announced that he will declare for the 2018 NBA Draft, but he will not hire an agent.By not hiring an agent, Washington has the option to return to UK for his sophomore...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Hamidou Diallo #4 smiles while walking off the court after the Wildcats game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Rupp Arena on January 21, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Diallo will return to UK instead of going pro

Kernel Sports Staff May 24, 2017

After weeks of anticipation, freshman guard Hamidou Diallo has decided to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return to UK next season.The decision came only minutes before the deadline to withdraw...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Bam Adebayo slams home a dunk against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament South Regional Elite 8 at FedExForum in Memphis, TN on Friday March 24, 2017. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

Adebayo declares for NBA draft, but not hiring an agent

Kernel Sports Staff April 5, 2017

After UK men’s basketball’s freshman frontcourt duo of De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk declared for the NBA draft earlier this week, freshman forward Bam Adebayo has decided he will declare for the NBA...

Forward Marcus Lee dunks the ball during the Wildcats game against the Stony Brook Seawolves during the first round of the NCCA tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on March 16, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Taylor Pence

Briscoe returns, Lee transfers on NBA decision day

Kevin Erpenbeck May 25, 2016

On the very last day to make a decision on their NBA plans, Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee both withdrew their names from draft consideration. However, only Briscoe plans to return to UK, while Lee announced...

Head coach John Calipari yells at Isaiah Briscoe during the Wildcats game against the Stony Brook Seawolves during the first round of the NCCA tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on March 16, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Taylor Pence

How UK looks after failing to snag Marques Bolden

Kevin Erpenbeck May 19, 2016

The process was long. The wait was excruciating and drawn out. And in the end, Kentucky lost out on securing one of its top recruits.After months of making the nation wait for his announcement, top-tier...

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