* UK Fr. Guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s has decided to forgo his college eligibility and will enter the 2018 NBA Draft. He said he will sign with an agent, which would effectively end his collegiate career at UK. One of the least heralded players of Kentucky’s 2017 signing class, Gilgeous-Alexander not only evolved into perhaps the gem of the class, he may have been the most valuable player on the team. Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 16.4 points, 5.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds over the final 22 games of the season and was named the Most Valuable Player at the SEC Tournament. Gilgeous-Alexander was named to the All-SEC Second Team, the SEC All-Freshman Team and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association District IV Team in 2017-18. The NBA Draft is June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
* Sacha Killeya-Jones has announced that he is transferring from UK, head coach John Calipari announced Monday. Killeya-Jones will be granted a full release with no restrictions. Killeya-Jones, a five-star recruit from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, came to Kentucky as a heralded McDonald’s All-American and was a part of two Southeastern Conference Tournament championships and one regular-season crown. Killeya-Jones enjoyed an improved sophomore season, charting career highs in every statistical category, including minutes, points, free throws, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals. For his career he averaged, 3.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game while shooting at a 58.5-percent clip. He appeared in 49 total games during his career.
* On Monday, Five-star power forward E.J. Montgomery out of Marietta, Georgia verbally commitment to the Univ. of Kentucky. On Tuesday, Kentucky added Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans. Hagans is from Covington, Georgia and is touted as the best point guard in the 2019 class according to 247Sports Composite. However, many expect him to reclassify this summer into the current 2018 class.