UGA’s Caldwell-Pope to enter NBA draft

Credit: Charles Bertram, Lexington Herald-Leader

Credit: Charles Bertram, Lexington Herald-Leader

Georgia basketball star Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has decided to enter the NBA draft, coach Mark Fox said Monday. Caldwell-Pope will also hire an agent and remain in the draft, ending his college career.

Caldwell-Pope, a 6-5 guard from Greenville, became the first Bulldog since Dominique Wilkins in 1981 to sweep the major Southeastern Conference Player of the Year awards this past season. He led Georgia and ranked second in the SEC in scoring at 18.5 points per game.

“I want to thank the University of Georgia for all it has done for me,” Caldwell-Pope said in a release by the Georgia Sports Information department. “I want to thank my coaches, teammates and fans for the love and support.”

His family has asked that he not be made available to discuss the decision.

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