Isaiah Briscoe to declare for draft, sign with agent


Isaiah Briscoe became the fourth Kentucky underclassman to declare for the NBA Draft this week as he announced that he will be turning professional and signing with an agent. De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo all declared as well.

“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,” Briscoe said. “I’m ready for the next step and can’t wait to begin the next journey.”

Briscoe averaged 12.1 points, 5.4 boards and 4.2 assists as a sophomore. He is projected as a second round pick.

“Isaiah is a winner,” Kentucky head coach John Calipari said. “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.”