Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 20.7 points, 6.3 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals in the postseason.
“Shai’s development is a story I’ll tell our players for the rest of my career,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “When we talk about building your own confidence and conquering yourself, Shai is the perfect example. You’re talking about a kid who had the physical tools and had the potential to be in this position, but he elevated his game because he woke up at 7 a.m. every day to work out, was the best in the weight room, watched film and never missed class.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’ve never met a kid who is undisciplined off the court be disciplined on it. Shai’s entire life is disciplined, and it’s not forced by others around him. He’s done this because he’s put in the work, and it’s that attitude and mindset that will ensure his success at the next level. I couldn’t be more proud of him and I know that whatever team gets him is going to get a young man that will bring a winning mentality.”Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox already declared he would sign with an agent and enter the Draft, while freshman forward P.J. Washington will test the waters. having already landed a pledge from 6-10 forward E.J. Montgomery, who joins point guard Immanuel Quickley, wing Keldon Johnson and shooting guard Tyler Herro in Kentucky’s 2018 class. “Hopefully, he said he likes it a lot,” Herro told FloHoops.com of Hagans. “He might reclassify to 2018, so we always got room for another guy.”