Kentucky freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist set UK fans buzzing Saturday night with a comment about his future.
"I'm graduating here. I'm not going nowhere," Kidd-Gilchrist was quoted as saying by Brett Dawson of Rivals.com and other reporters who were present at the time after Saturday's game against Vanderbilt. "I'm staying at Kentucky."
When reporters chuckled, Kidd-Gilchrist then added: "I'm dead serious. I don't know why y'all laughing."
After fans and media members began exchanging views about the quote through social media, a post on Kidd-Gilchrist's Twitter account appeared, saying, "I'm going to do what's ever best for me," without specifically referencing his earlier comments.
Potential early entrants to the NBA Draft do not have to announce their decisions until April.