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
Aug 042016
 
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
Jul 312016
 
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
May 252016
 
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
May 112016
 
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
Apr 282016
 
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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Ulis makes big move in latest DraftExpress update

 Posted by at 11:04 PM on March 11, 2016  Comments Off on Ulis makes big move in latest DraftExpress update
Mar 112016
 
Tyler Ulis

Tyler Ulis

UK sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis moved up 15 spots in the latest DraftExpress.com mock NBA Draft for 2016, which was updated Friday.

Ulis is now projected as the No. 32 overall pick in this year’s draft. UK Coach John Calipari indicated Thursday that the first-team All-American is likely to leave school for the NBA after this season.

UK freshman guard Isaiah Briscoe is no longer listed in the DraftExpress.com mock draft for 2016. He is now projected as the No. 39 overall pick in the 2017 draft, which was also updated Friday.

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Skal, Ulis move up in ESPN’s latest NBA Draft board

 Posted by at 8:09 PM on March 11, 2016  Comments Off on Skal, Ulis move up in ESPN’s latest NBA Draft board
Mar 112016
 
Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray

Skal Labissiere is the No. 11 player on ESPN analyst Chad Ford’s new list of the Top 100 draft-eligible prospects for this year. The list was updated Friday.

Labissiere was No. 13 on Ford’s most recent “Big Board,” but his stock has been on the rise with solid performances over the past few games.

Fellow freshman Jamal Murray remains the Wildcats’ top NBA Draft prospect, according to Ford, who ranks the Canadian guard as the No. 6 overall prospect for this year’s draft. Ahead of Murray are LSU’s Ben Simmons, Duke’s Brandon Ingram, international prospect Dragan Bender, Marquette’s Henry Ellenson and California’s Jaylen Brown.

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Labissiere moving back up in latest NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 2:14 PM on March 6, 2016  Comments Off on Labissiere moving back up in latest NBA mock draft
Mar 062016
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

UK freshman Skal Labissiere moved up nine spots in the latest DraftExpress.com mock NBA draft for this year, which was updated immediately after his terrific performance in Saturday’s victory over Louisiana State.

DraftExpress.com now projects Labissiere as the No. 10 overall pick in the June draft. He had fallen to No. 19 overall in the previous mock draft posted last week.

Labissiere had 18 points, nine rebounds and six blocks, while shooting 8-for-10 from the field in Saturday’s win over LSU. He managed 11 points and eight rebounds in Tuesday night’s victory over Florida, despite being held to 15 minutes on the court because of foul trouble.

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Labissiere continues slide in latest NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 10:46 AM on March 1, 2016  Comments Off on Labissiere continues slide in latest NBA mock draft
Mar 012016
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

After starting the season projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, UK freshman Skal Labissiere has now dropped out of the lottery, according to DraftExpress.com.

An updated mock draft from the website — released Monday night — projects Labissiere as the No. 19 overall pick, down five spots from just a few days ago. The top 14 picks in the NBA Draft are considered lottery selections.

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