UK freshman Hamidou Diallo was on the receiving end of considerable buzz following his appearance at the NBA Combine in Chicago this week, but it apparently didn’t do much for his overall draft stock.
DraftExpress.com updated its 2017 mock draft on Friday night, and Diallo moved up only two spots — from No. 37 to No. 35 overall — and is still a few picks outside of first-round territory. He has not yet hired an agent and has until May 24 to decide whether to stay in this year’s draft or return to UK.
De’Aaron Fox (No. 5 overall) and Malik Monk (No. 7 overall) stayed in the same spots in the DraftExpress.com mock draft. Bam Adebayo dropped three spots — and out of the first round — to No. 32 overall. Adebayo, Fox and Monk will all keep their names in this year’s draft.