Boston opts for NBA Draft

21 March 2021 23:49:42 GMTPlus10

Kentucky Wildcats guard Brandon Boston Jr. has decided to declare for the 2021 NBA Draft after one season on college basketball.

The Wildcats have endured a disappointing season and finished with a losing record for the first time since the 1988-89 campaign.

Kentucky started with a 1-6 record and never managed to recover, finishing with a 9-16 overall record and 8-9 in conference for eighth place as they missed out on the NCAA tournament for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

Boston Jr. announced in a release on Saturday that he was disappointed by Kentucky’s results and that appears to have influenced his decision to declare for the NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old guard believes he has improved during his time with Kentucky and is now ready to take the next step.

"I'm excited for this opportunity," said Boston Jr., as reported by AP News. "And I know that I will have the foundation to handle anything that comes my way because of my time as a Wildcat."

The Georgia-native averaged 11.5 points-per-game and 4.5 rebounds in his solitary season with the Wildcats.

Forward Isaiah Jackson and guard Terrence Clarke have already confirmed they will leave Kentucky in order to take part in the 2021 NBA Draft.

However, Jackson has opted not to hire an agent, which leaves open the possibility of a return to college basketball.

Gonzaga Bulldogs are 4/9 to win the 2021 NCAAB Championship outright and Baylor Bears are priced at 11/4.

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