University of Kentucky players Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and DeAndre Liggins have declared for the 2011 NBA Draft. The school announced the players’ decisions Wednesday morning.
Freshmen Knight and Jones are projected first-round draft picks. However, none of the three will sign with an agent, so they may return to the school if they withdraw before the May 8 deadline.
Terrence Jones was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, while Knight was named the NCAA Tournament East Regional Most Outstanding Player. DeAndre Liggins, a junior, struggled early in his college career but finished this season as Kentucky’s most important defender.