LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky guard Keldon Johnson will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent but is keeping open the option of returning to school.
The 6-foot-6 Johnson, who is ranked No. 20 in the ESPN 100 among NBA draft prospects, follows teammate PJ Washington (ranked No. 15) in entering the draft. He has until May 29 to decide on coming back for his sophomore season with the Wildcats.
Kentucky's No. 3 scorer and rebounder was selected by Southeastern Conference coaches as Freshman of the Year and a second-team All-SEC choice. He averaged 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
Johnson, who is from South Hill, Virginia, says in a statement that after talking with his family and coach John Calipari, getting information from the NBA "is the best thing for me at this time." Calipari says he supports Johnson in "whatever he decides."