Kentucky men's basketball freshman guard Tyler Herro has decided to remain in the 2019 NBA Draft, ending his career at UK.

Herro completes his Kentucky with 519 points and 60 3-pointers in his lone season at Kentucky.

"After exploring my options a little bit more and getting some immediate feedback, I've decided to remain in the draft. My hope was always to remain in the draft and begin my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA, but we wanted to be absolutely certain that taking that next step was in my best interests. After the information my family and I received, I believe that time is now and I'm ready to jump into that next stage of my life with both feet.

"This year was everything I had hoped for and more. Coach Cal and the staff challenged me to become a complete basketball player, and I truly believe I've done that and improved in all areas of my game. I can't wait to take what I've learned to the next level.

"I have absolutely loved my time at Kentucky and I want to thank the Big Blue Nation for making a kid from Wisconsin one of your own. This place will always be a second home to me. To my teammates, thank you for pushing me every day and for always having my back. I'll never forget the memories we made this season and I'll bleed blue with you forever."

Under new NCAA rules, players can sign with an NCAA-certified agent, receive feedback and still return to school by May 29 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine). Herro announced last week he was utilizing that process but will now join PJ Washington as one of two Wildcats forgoing their eligibility to remain in the June 20 draft.