Kentucky Freshman EJ Montgomery has announced that he will test the waters of the NBA Draft. Taking advantage of the pre-draft evaluation process, Montgomery hopes to rise through the ranks to secure a first round pick. If that were to happen, EJ would forgo his Sophomore year to stay in the draft.
In an emotional Instagram post, EJ wrote:
Coach John Calipari raves about the Freshman, saying that he improved tremendously throughout the season. He has also said that he will support whatever decision he makes.
Coach Cal is known for getting his players in the NBA. Whether based on stardom like Anthony Davis or John Wall, or shear potential alone like Skal Labissiere and Daniel Orton. EJ would definitely be more on the potential side, but returning for his Sophomore season is definitely an option. Staying for a second year has proven beneficial for Kentucky bigs like Terrence Jones and PJ Washington.
Montgomery has until May 29 to decide whether or not he will remain in the NBA Draft.