Two of the most-respected NBA Draft analysts on the web released updated mock drafts Wednesday, and both had the same three Wildcats going in the first round.
ESPN’s Chad Ford and DraftExpress.com’s Jonathan Givony have UK’s Julius Randle, James Young and Willie Cauley-Stein pegged as first-round selections. Ford projects Randle as the No. 6 overall pick, with Young at No. 9 and Cauley-Stein at No. 21. DraftExpress has Randle at No. 4, Cauley-Stein at No. 14 and Young at No. 23.
DraftExpress.com also projects UK sophomore Alex Poythress as a second-round selection at No. 36 overall. Ford’s new mock draft did not include second-round picks.