ESPN analyst Chad Ford posted his latest NBA Draft “Big Board” a few hours before the start of the college basketball season Friday, and three UK freshmen were among the players projected as first-round picks.
Skal Labissiere remains No. 2 overall on the Big Board, behind only Louisiana State freshman Ben Simmons. UK freshman point guards Jamal Murray (No. 6) and Isaiah Briscoe (No. 25) also start the season as projected first-round picks.