The one-and-done route is pretty common for recruits that come to play college basketball at Kentucky. Well, the tradition continues this year as Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson are ready to play at the professional level.
Both guards put together great numbers for the Wildcats in 2019. They didn't reach their ultimate goal of making the Final Four, but they did combine to score 27.5 points per game.
Regardless of the new rules for this NBA Draft that allows certain players to return to the NCAA, it doesn't sound like either prospect will have to worry about their draft position.
Herro and Johnson spoke about their feedback from scouts on Kentucky Sports Radio.
Despite early concerns about their stock heading into the NBA Draft, it turns out both prospects have strong odds of going in the lottery.
From Kentucky Sports Radio:
“I got the feedback from the NBA scouts and it was what I wanted,” Keldon said. “They said that I have a really good chance of going in the lottery. I’ve just gotta stay focused, stay the course, and go out there and perform.”
“Pretty much the same reason as Keldon,” Tyler said. “Just an extra few days to get the feedback from the people that really have a say in what’s going on. I heard what I wanted to hear back. Ten to 25, anywhere in that range, so I’ve really just got to work hard in the workouts and see what happens.”
They won't be the only members of the Wildcats going in the first round. PJ Washington is also projected to go early in the NBA Draft.
We'll see which teams select these Kentucky prospects on June 20.