UK: Randle will announce stay/leave decision on Tuesday

Star freshman Julius Randle will announce Tuesday his decision to return to the University of Kentucky next season or enter this year’s NBA Draft, UK announced Monday.

Randle will announce his decision at a 1:30 p.m. EDT press conference Tuesday in Memorial Coliseum. The press conference will be live-streamed at

It is widely expected that Randle will enter this year’s NBA Draft.  If he does, he will join teammate James Young as players who started and ended their UK careers with the 2013-14 season.

Other UK players who have yet to announce whether they’ll enter this year’s NBA Draft or return to UK next season include Andrew and Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress.

The deadline for entering the NBA Draft is 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday.

Young, who announced his decision to enter this year’s draft last week, became the 11th so-called one-and-done player for Kentucky since John Calipari became coach in 2009. The others are John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe, Daniel Orton, Brandon Knight, Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Archie Goodwin and Nerlens Noel.

The NBA Draft is June 26.