"It was an honor for me to play for the Big Blue Nation this season and to suit up for one of the best coaches in the country," Boston said. "I want to thank Coach Cal, the staff, and my teammates for pushing me day in and day out to be the best player I could be. I'm proud of the progress I made on the court and off it this season. I'm disappointed in the results because we really wanted to win for the best fans in the country.
"I want to thank my family, friends and my brothers for life for always supporting me. That support, along with my experience at Kentucky, has given me the confidence to take this next step. Being a professional basketball player has been my dream for as long as I can remember. I'm excited for this opportunity and I know that I will have the foundation to handle anything that comes my way because of my time as a Wildcat. With that being said, I will be declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft."
Boston is the third player from the 2020-21 Wildcats' roster to declare for the 2021 NBA Draft. Freshman Isaiah Jackson declared on Wednesday, but he has left the option open to return to school. Like Boston, freshman Terrence Clarke declared on Friday and is forgoing his remaining collegiate eligibility with an intent to remain in the draft. Under NCAA rules, players sign with an NCAA-certified agent, submit paperwork to receive evaluations from the NBA and participate – if invited – in the NBA Draft Combine.