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Coach Calipari Discusses Keldon Johnson’s Decision To Remain In Draft

This morning Keldon Johnson announced he will remain in the NBA Draft. That wasn’t a surprise to anyone.

“Keldon has a game that will translate well to the next level,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “Of all the players in this draft, he could have one of the best transitions physically and athletically. He has all the tools you look for in a player in that league, and what makes him special is his joy for the game and his passion to get better. He improved in all phases of his game this year and will continue to grow in the NBA. I’ll miss seeing that smile he brought to the gym every day but I’m happy for Keldon as he pursues his dream.”

Keldon Johnson started every game except senior day, when Jonny David started in his place. Johnson averaged 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game this season.

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