Now that PJ Washington, Keldon Johnson, and Tyler Herro have declared for the draft and announced they will stay in the draft, it looks like they have got themselves each a new set of wheels.
Earlier in the week Michael R Vine of Blue Grass Motorsport, a luxury car dealership in Louisville, KY, posted these two pictures welcoming the soon to be rookies “to Blue Grass Motorsport”.
As all three are practically first-round locks in the 10th-25th pick range, it looks like they wanted to splurge a little bit. If they are in fact picked in the 10 through 25 range, they have the money to splurge and would earn $9.1 million (10th pick) to $4.5 million (25th pick) over three years of guaranteed money according to the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement.
There is no confirmation on whether these cars are rented, gifts/advances from their agents after declaring (not illegal), or if they were bought but let’s take a closer look at the new whips.
*The pictures display the correct car, not exterior or interior colors.
Keldon Johnson, Audi RS5 & McLaren 720S Spider
Keldon Johnson confirmed he was driving a 2019 Audi RS5 during his interview with Kentucky Sports Radio, setting Johnson back at least $74,200. While the Audi is a nice car, it looks like he wanted to rent something with “Hollywood” style while in LA this week.
That something “Hollywood” was a McLaren 720S Spider, with a top speed of 202 mph and a cost starting at $315,000. I find it hard to believe Keldon got that big of an advance from his agent, which is why I am assuming it was a rental, which would still cost $3,500 a day according to Dynasty Luxury Rentals of Miami.
PJ Washington, Porsche Cayenne
PJ Washington was the first to post anything and is driving around in a 2019 Porsche Cayenne, which starts at $65,700. PJ who could be the highest draft pick of the eligible Wildcats to be drafted, chose the “cheapest” car of the three and maybe the wisest decision.
Tyler Herro, Maserati Quattroporte
Tyler Herro can now take a page from the hit song, Old Town Road, and “drive down Rodeo in my Maserati sportscar”. Herro is driving around in a 2019 Maserati Quattroporte, which will set you back at least $107,680 for the basic trim and is the most expensive car of the three.
These three Wildcats are going to be riding into their rookie season in style is just a few short months. As for Reid Travis, we can be certain he bought a sensible and brand new Honda Accord.