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Kentucky freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will announce his NBA draft decision live on SportsCenter tonight at 6:45 ET, per Adam Zagoria. It’s pretty much a guarantee that SGA will declare for the draft which should not surprise Kentucky fans.
SGA came to Kentucky as the unheralded prospect but quickly took over the title of being Kentucky’s best player. It’s hard to imagine where Kentucky would have been this season without him. He delayed his decision when Kevin Knox, who declared for the draft last Friday, was having second thoughts.
After Quade Green went down with a lower back injury in early January, SGA took over the starting point guard role and never looked back. All he did was continue to shoot up the NBA draft boards, essentially working his way into a lottery projection.
SGA will be missed next season but Monday morning’s news of E.J. Montgomery committing to Kentucky has to lessen the sting of what fans will hear tonight at 6:45 ET.