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Herro Will Remain In The Draft, No Longer Eligible To Return To UK

Posted at 4:11 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 16:13:30-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Tyler Herro has decided to remain in the 2019 NBA Draft, ending his career at UK.

“After exploring my options a little bit more and getting some immediate feedback, I’ve decided to remain in the draft. My hope was always to remain in the draft and begin my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA, but we wanted to be absolutely certain that taking that next step was in my best interests. After the information my family and I received, I believe that time is now and I’m ready to jump into that next stage of my life with both feet,” said Herro.

Initially, Herro announced that he would enter the draft but would leave his options open to return to UK.

Under new NCAA rules, players can sign with an NCAA-certified agent, receive feedback and still return to school by May 29 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine). Herro announced last week he was utilizing that process but will now join PJ Washington as one of two Wildcats forgoing their eligibility to remain in the June 20 draft.