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A Star Freshman Is Surprisingly Considering Returning For His Sophomore Year

A closeup of a Nike basketball with Kentucky's logo on it.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 09: A basketball with a Kentucky Wildcats logo sits on the floor during the game against the Georgetown College Tigers at Rupp Arena on November 9, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky's best players typically always do the same thing. They stay for one season and then leave for the NBA to become a top draft pick.

Kevin Knox was the Wildcats' best player this year. He might not do what UK's best players usually do, though.

The father of the star freshman says Knox is considering returning for his sophomore season.

His dad spoke to Kentucky.com's Jerry Tipton.

"Daddy, to be honest with you, I loved the whole college atmosphere,'"Knox Sr. said his son told him. "It’s kind of why I came to Kentucky: to be on this kind of stage. And I like the BBN."

"So I was, like, OK," the elder Knox said. "Let’s sit down and let’s kind of talk about some things."

Now, this does not mean that Knox will return. But it at least is on the table.

"I’m just saying we’re going through all of the actions," Knox Sr. said, "and we’ll just weigh them.

"Just because you’re not one-and-done doesn’t mean you’re not successful …,” he said. “I’m just saying it’s not a foregone conclusion."

Knox returning to Kentucky for another season would obviously be massive. The Wildcats are bringing in another top recruiting class and if a couple of their star underclassmen decide to return, Coach Cal will potentially have the No. 1 team in the country.

Stay tuned.