ESPN NBA Draft analyst Chad Ford was back in the chat room Wednesday after attending Kentucky’s rout of No. 5 Kansas the previous night.
As expected, there were plenty of questions about the Wildcats.
One reader asked if Trey Lyles might be UK’s second-best draft prospect behind fellow freshman Karl-Anthony Towns.
“Might be,” Ford responded. “Kentucky is soooo big, Lyles looked like a wing out there on the court. Crazy. He wasn’t great last night, but you see the high basketball IQ and while he’s not a great athlete, he looks athletic enough. Wouldn’t shock me if he was the second Wildcat off the board after Towns. Cauley-Stein will be his main competition.”
Another wondered if Dakari Johnson might be starting over Cauley-Stein by the end of the season.