Kentucky coach John Calipari will be spending the next couple of days evaluating the future of freshman standouts Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones.
Calipari is expected to discuss whether or not the two players are prepared for the next level and their options for the future.
It’s not known if Knight and Jones wish to stay at Kentucky, but both players could use at least one more year of nurturing in the collegiate ranks.
Knight is geared more for the college game and Jones is more of an NBA-type player, but his stock fell during the regular season.
Instead of making a leap during the final month of the season, Jones coasted and remained on an even keel. Based on his body language following the team’s loss to eventual national champion Connecticut in the national semifinals, Jones wasn’t happy with the unfinished task.
Knight certainly elevated his game during Kentucky’s march toward the Final Four, but not enough to put him as a potential lottery pick. Another year at Kentucky would seem to be beneficial for Knight, but again, Calipari knows more about his potential behind the scenes and whether the freshman guard should enter the NBA Draft.
Again, the big issue of a potential lockout will play a big role in the big decision that looms between the two players.
Connecticut standout Kemba Walker announced his future plans Monday and has declared for the draft. Huskies coach Jim Calhoun said that Walker is ready for the next level. I tend to agree, but Walker’s experience is above Knight and Jones at this point.
Like Walker, one more season would benefit Knight and Jones.