Isaiah Briscoe declares for the NBA Draft, plans on hiring an agent

04/06/2017 10:48 AM

Isaiah Briscoe has declared for the NBA Draft and plans on hiring an agent, effectively ending his career at Kentucky.

He becomes the fourth player this week to declare for the draft, joining Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo.

In a press release, Briscoe said, “BBN, thank you to the greatest fans in the entire world. Thank you to Coach Cal, Coach KP (Kenny Payne), Coach Tony (Barbee), Coach JJ (Joel Justus), Coach Robes (John Robic), and (strength and conditioning coach) Rob (Harris). You helped me develop my game on the court and helped me grow as a man off the court. Thank you to my brothers. We’ve been through so much together and accomplished even more. Thank you to my family and friends. Without your support, I wouldn’t be where I am now. It was a dream to play in front of BBN and an honor to wear K-E-N-T-U-C-K-Y across my chest. I’m ready for the next step and can’t wait to begin the next journey.”

Briscoe helped lead Kentucky to back-to-back SEC tournament championships. He was the leader of the 2016-2017 team on and off the court and ends his career averaging 10.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

John Calipari said, ““Isaiah is a winner. Physically and mentally he’s a pit bull with skills with the ball. We averaged nearly 30 wins a season over the last two years and Isaiah played a big part in all of them. Isaiah defends, he rebounds and he creates shots for others. I am so proud of his improvement over his time here and am looking forward to seeing his continued growth at the next level.”

TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee discuss Briscoe’s outlook in the NBA.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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