LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky star forward Julius Randle announced Tuesday he will declare for the NBA draft.
Randle, expected to be a lottery pick in the draft, joins teammate James Young. Already though, coach John Calipari has had one surprise returnee, big man Willie Cauley-Stein.
Randle spent the first part of his announcement thanking key figures in his life and Kentucky's dedicated fan base.
"This was about me personally," Randle said. "There's no better time for me to achieve my dream than now."