DraftExpress.com updated its 2017 NBA mock draft Thursday afternoon, ahead of the basketball activity at this week’s NBA Combine in Chicago.
UK freshman Hamidou Diallo is the No. 37 overall pick in the new mock draft — that’s the seventh pick of the second round — and it was noted that the update is “based on intel we’re getting from Chicago.”
Diallo has until May 24 to decide whether to stay in this year’s draft or return to Kentucky for his first season of on-court college basketball.
UK freshmen De’Aaron Fox (No. 5 pick), Malik Monk (No. 7) and Bam Adebayo (No. 29) are all considered first-round selections, and all three of those players have already said they will definitely stay in this year’s draft.