Kentucky freshman guard James Young declared for the NBA draft at a press conference on Thursday.
“My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I’ll always treasure, but I feel that I’m ready to take the next step to the NBA,” Young said, according to WTVQ. “I’ve learned more this year, on and off the court, about life from [coach John Calipari] and the staff and appreciate all of their guidance and support. I can’t say enough about my teammates. The journey helped us build a bond that we will always share for the rest of our lives.”