Wildcats’ Jones, Liggins, and Knight Declare for Draft

April 20th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

Good news, you guys:

Kentucky junior DeAndre Liggins and freshmen Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight have declared for this year’s NBA Draft. None of the three have signed or announced plans to sign with an agent.

Or: tentatively good news. Knight, Jones, and Liggins have not hired agents yet, which means they can withdraw from the draft any time before May 8th if they don’t like where they are rumored to be selected. Most mock drafts have Knight coming off the board around #8, Jones at approximately #10, and Liggins… well, Liggins might want to return for his senior year. My completely underinformed opinion is that if the Cavs fail to acquire the privilege of drafting Kyrie Irving, they will strongly consider drafting Knight with the Clippers’ pick if he’s still available.