Isaiah Briscoe now listed in mock draft for 2017

 Posted by at 1:35 PM on December 5, 2016  Comments Off on Isaiah Briscoe now listed in mock draft for 2017
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Isaiah Briscoe, left, and Malik Monk. Herald-Leader photo

UK guards Isaiah Briscoe, left, and Malik Monk.
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UK sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe has been included in DraftExpress.com’s 2017 mock draft for the first time this season, coming in as the No. 60 overall pick in the latest update Monday afternoon.

Briscoe is averaging 17.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for the Wildcats so far this season. Many around the program expect him to enter the NBA Draft following his sophomore year. He was ranked as the No. 83 overall draft prospect in the previous update from DraftExpress.com. There are 60 total picks in the NBA Draft.

UK freshman guard Malik Monk is the No. 5 overall pick in the newest mock draft, moving up six spots. Freshman guard De’Aaron Fox moved up two spots to the No. 10 position. Freshman post player Bam Adebayo dropped one spot to No. 15 overall.

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Seven UK players make ESPN’s latest NBA Draft list

 Posted by at 1:58 PM on November 29, 2016  Comments Off on Seven UK players make ESPN’s latest NBA Draft list
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Malik Monk

Malik Monk

Three UK freshmen are among the top 16 NBA Draft prospects for next year, according to the latest Top 100 list released by ESPN analyst Chad Ford on Tuesday.

Malik Monk, who is leading UK with 19.3 points per game, is the top Cat on the list, coming in at No. 8 overall. Monk is followed by De’Aaron Fox at No. 13 and Bam Adebayo at No. 16.

Fellow freshman Wenyen Gabriel is also in draft range, according to Ford, who places the 6-foot-9 forward at No. 35 overall. That would put Gabriel outside of the first round (30 picks), and he’s not necessarily expected to enter the draft after this season.

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Three UK freshmen included in new NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 11:25 AM on November 15, 2016  Comments Off on Three UK freshmen included in new NBA mock draft
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De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox

Three of UK’s five-star freshmen are considered future lottery picks in the new NBA mock draft released by DraftExpress.com on Monday.

Malik Monk tops the list of Wildcats at No. 11 overall, and he’s followed by De’Aaron Fox (No. 12) and Bam Adebayo (No. 14). Those are the only three Kentucky players included in the new mock draft, though sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe is also widely considered to be an early-entry candidate following this season.

DraftExpress.com currently ranks Briscoe as the No. 83 overall draft prospect. The NBA Draft has a total of 60 picks.

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7 UK players among ESPN’s Top 100 NBA prospects

 Posted by at 12:19 AM on November 1, 2016  Comments Off on 7 UK players among ESPN’s Top 100 NBA prospects
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Malik Monk

Malik Monk

Three of John Calipari’s freshmen are ranked among ESPN’s top 15 NBA Draft prospects for next year, and a total of seven Wildcats made the Top 100 list, which was updated Monday.

Malik Monk (No. 9), De’Aaron Fox (No. 11) and Bam Adebayo (No. 15) are all listed among ESPN’s top draft prospects. Kansas’ Josh Jackson, Washington’s Markelle Fultz and Duke’s Harry Giles — all freshmen — are the top three players on ESPN’s list.

ESPN’s rundown of the Top 100 prospects for the 2017 draft also UK’s Wenyen Gabriel (No. 44), Isaiah Briscoe (No. 61), Isaac Humphries (No. 79) and Sacha Killeya-Jones (No. 84).

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Chad Ford: Three UK freshmen on NBA Big Board

 Posted by at 12:23 PM on August 4, 2016  Comments Off on Chad Ford: Three UK freshmen on NBA Big Board
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De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox

UK freshmen De’Aaron Fox, Bam Adebayo and Malik Monk are all included among the top 15 spots on ESPN analyst Chad Ford’s first “Big Board” for the 2017 NBA Draft.

Fox, who is expected to be UK’s starting point guard this season, is No. 9 on Ford’s list, which was posted Thursday. The ESPN analyst also says Fox is the UK player with the best chance of landing in the top five in the 2017 draft.

Adebayo is No. 12 on the Big Board, and Monk is listed at No. 15.

Kansas freshman Josh Jackson is No. 1 on Ford’s list, followed by Duke’s Harry Giles, Washington’s Markelle Fultz, N.C. State’s Dennis Smith Jr. and international guard Frank Ntilikina.

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Three UK freshmen, no Briscoe in latest mock draft

 Posted by at 11:12 PM on July 31, 2016  Comments Off on Three UK freshmen, no Briscoe in latest mock draft
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Bam Adebayo

Bam Adebayo

Three of UK’s incoming five-star freshmen are included in the new NBA mock draft from DraftExpress.com, but returning guard Isaiah Briscoe is absent from the list.

DraftExpress is projecting Bam Adebayo (No. 9), De’Aaron Fox (No. 11) and Malik Monk (No. 22) as first-round picks in the 2017 draft. All three will be freshmen for the Wildcats this season.

Briscoe, who was seen as a possible one-and-done NBA Draft pick if he had left UK after his freshman season earlier this year, was not included in the new DraftExpress.com mock draft, which was posted Sunday night. Incoming five-star freshmen Wenyen Gabriel and Sacha Killeya-Jones were also missing from the list, and both of those recruits have been projected as possible multi-year players for Kentucky.

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Briscoe, Lee decisions on draft coming Wednesday

 Posted by at 12:06 AM on May 25, 2016  Comments Off on Briscoe, Lee decisions on draft coming Wednesday
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Isaiah Briscoe

Isaiah Briscoe

UK is not expected to add any more recruits to its class of 2016, so that means the Cats are waiting only on the NBA Draft decisions of Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee to get a clear picture of next season’s roster.

Those decisions will be revealed Wednesday, the final day that underclassmen can withdraw from the NBA Draft and retain their college eligibility.

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Briscoe, Lee still missing from latest NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 11:29 AM on May 11, 2016  Comments Off on Briscoe, Lee still missing from latest NBA mock draft
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Isaiah Briscoe

Isaiah Briscoe

The latest update from DraftExpress.com includes three Kentucky Wildcats among the top 20 picks for next month’s NBA Draft, but omits two UK players still on the fence about their basketball futures.

Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee are not among the 60 projected picks in the new mock draft from DraftExpress.com released Wednesday morning. Both players have declared for the draft but did not hire agents. They have until May 25 to withdraw their names from consideration and retain their college eligibility.

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ESPN: UK’s Briscoe and Lee outside of draft range

 Posted by at 12:30 PM on April 28, 2016  Comments Off on ESPN: UK’s Briscoe and Lee outside of draft range
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Photo: Mark Cornelison | Herald-Leader

Photo: Mark Cornelison | Herald-Leader

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA Draft has passed, and Jamal Murray, Skal Labissiere, Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee have kept their names in the pool for consideration.

Murray, Labissiere and Ulis have already gone all in on their draft decisions and will not return to UK next season. Briscoe and Lee will have until May 25 to withdraw their names from the draft and maintain their college eligibility.

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Murray projected as possible top-5 pick in NBA Draft

 Posted by at 2:05 PM on April 1, 2016  Comments Off on Murray projected as possible top-5 pick in NBA Draft
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Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray

UK freshman guard Jamal Murray announced his intentions to enter and keep his name in the NBA Draft on Friday, becoming the first Wildcat from this past season’s team to do so.

Murray is projected as the No. 4 overall pick to the Boston Celtics in ESPN’s latest mock draft, which was updated Friday. Sports Illustrated has Murray at No. 6 overall in its new mock draft, also posted Friday.

DraftExpress.com, which last updated its mock draft Sunday, also projects Murray as the No. 6 overall pick.

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