Kentucky freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander declared Monday for the 2018 NBA Draft, telling ESPN's "SportsCenter" he will hire an agent.

The shooting guard's stock rose steadily down the stretch and through the NCAA tournament, with many observers suggesting he played his way into the lottery.

The 6-foot-6 Canadian averaged 14.4 points on 40.4 percent 3-point shooting over the season.

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