The Kentucky star is declaring for the NBA draft


Before all the offseason drama when coach John Calipari left for Arkansas, there was only one player we knew definitely wouldn't be returning to Kentucky next season, and that was Rob Dillingham.

He had an incredible season for the Kentucky Wildcats, averaging 15.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game as a true freshman. Dillingham also shot 44.4% from three-point range for the Wildcats, making him one of the best freshmen in all of college.

Dillingham just announced that he will enter the upcoming 2024 NBA Draft, where he will be selected in the lottery.

He's an elite scorer who will struggle to show up on the NBA stat sheet despite his smaller size.

Dillingham will be a star in the NBA and the next great former Kentucky guard in the league.

NBADraft.Net said of Dillingham's prospects as an NBA prospect: “Dillingham doesn't have prototypical size for the next level, but his offensive skills and ability to score in volume make him an intriguing prospect…He'll be a microwave.” .” Typical scorer at the NBA level who can also play the role of a distributor… He can use his deft moves to beat defenders out of bounds, create shots for himself and others, and can also be an excellent spot-up shooter… This will allow him to play in a lot of different systems and with a lot of different types of players… There will be a lot of people who focus on his lack of size and his lack of defensive ability, but his love of high-level basketball and his ability to score in a variety of ways His path should allow him to make an immediate impact at the next level and find himself as the top lottery pick in a draft with many question marks at the top…”