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Richards To Test Waters In The NBA Draft; Eligible to Return

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Sophomore forward Nick Richards has submitted his name for the 2019 NBA Draft, he announced Monday.

Under new NCAA rules, Richards can sign with an NCAA-certified agent, receive feedback and still return to school.

Richards will have until May 29 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky.

“When I committed to Kentucky, my goals were to achieve two things: I wanted to help bring a championship back to the Big Blue Nation and I wanted to live out a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA,” Richards said. “That’s part of what makes Kentucky so special. You have the chance to play on the biggest stage in college basketball and Coach Cal, KP and the staff prepare you for the next level.

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