UK freshmen Bam Adebayo, De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk are all considered top 20 picks in this year’s NBA Draft, according to the latest NBA mock draft from ESPN’s Chad Ford, who updated his projections Tuesday.
Monk is now No. 4 overall to the Orlando Magic. Fox is No. 7 overall to the Sacramento Kings. Adebayo is No. 19 overall to the Milwaukee Bucks. Fox and Monk have already announced their intentions to enter the NBA Draft and hire agents. Adebayo is expected to join them in this year’s draft.
Washington freshman Markelle Fultz is projected as the No. 1 overall pick to the Boston Celtics, and 13 of the 14 projected lottery picks in the 2017 draft were college freshmen this past season.
ESPN projects only the top 30 picks in the draft.