Kentucky's B.J. Boston announces his plans for next season
B.J. Boston has played his final game for the Kentucky Wildcats.
The former 5-star recruit announced on Instagram Saturday afternoon that he will leave Kentucky after one season in Lexington. He intends to sign with an agent. He thanked John Calipari, teammates and fans, and added that he was disappointed in UK’s losing record this past season.
“I’m excited for this opportunity and I know that I will have the foundation to handle anything that comes my way because of my time as a Wildcat,” he wrote.
Boston led the Wildcats in scoring, and averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Boston is the third Wildcat to declare for the NBA Draft after Isaiah Jackson and Terrence Clarke. Jackson is the only one who has not signed with an agent. ESPN currently ranks Boston as the No. 32 overall 2021 Draft prospect.
Boston led the team with 33 steals and had 6 games with at least 3 steals.
“I am proud of the growth and development Brandon underwent this season,” Calipari said. “Brandon would be the first to tell you this season wasn’t easy. It was tough and filled with challenges. But what impressed me with him is how he handled any adversity thrown his way like a professional would — with maturity and with a work ethic that some of our best guys in that league have had. Breaking his finger over the summer set him back but he just kept working. BJ got so much better as the season went on and has only scratched the surface of who he is going to become as a player. He has the mindset, the drive and the skillset to succeed in that league. BJ and his family know they have my full support and I look forward to watching him chase his dreams.”
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