New Big Board from ESPN: Skal continues to slide

 Posted by at 12:01 PM on February 13, 2016  Comments Off on New Big Board from ESPN: Skal continues to slide
Feb 132016
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

UK freshman Skal Labissiere has fallen three more spots — but is still in lottery-pick territory — on ESPN’s latest NBA Draft “Big Board,” which was released Saturday morning.

Labissiere is now the No. 13 player on the board. (The first first 14 selections in the NBA Draft are considered lottery picks).

“Based on his upside, he might go in the lottery,” ESPN’s Chad Ford wrote. “But he’s still a long way from what scouts thought he could be, and most of them hope he’ll return to Kentucky for another year of development.”

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DraftExpress.com analyst on Derek Willis’ NBA stock

 Posted by at 7:28 PM on February 10, 2016  Comments Off on DraftExpress.com analyst on Derek Willis’ NBA stock
Feb 102016
 
Derek Willis

Derek Willis

There are four Kentucky players in the latest NBA mock draft from DraftExpress.com and two more Wildcats ranked among the Top 100 draft-eligible prospects for 2016.

And then there’s junior forward Derek Willis, who was inserted into UK’s starting lineup a few weeks ago and has flourished in his new role.

Willis is not currently ranked among Top 100 prospects for this year’s NBA Draft, but DraftExpress.com analyst Jonathan Givony says he’s certainly got more eyes on him now.

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Skal drops in new NBA mock draft; Marcus Lee is out

 Posted by at 2:33 PM on February 7, 2016  Comments Off on Skal drops in new NBA mock draft; Marcus Lee is out
Feb 072016
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

UK freshman Skal Labissiere fell four spots in the latest mock draft from DraftExpress.com, which also dropped Marcus Lee out of the Top 60 altogether.

Labissiere is now projected as the No. 10 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, down from No. 6 in the previous update two weeks ago. Fellow UK freshman Jamal Murray, who moved up one spot to No. 8 overall, is now the top Wildcat on the DraftExpress.com board.

Freshman Isaiah Briscoe dropped one spot to No. 32 overall, and sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis fell four spots to No. 51 overall.

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Five UK players in latest DraftExpress mock draft

 Posted by at 12:14 PM on January 26, 2016  Comments Off on Five UK players in latest DraftExpress mock draft
Jan 262016
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

Five UK players are in the latest mock draft from DraftExpress.com, and their projections are unchanged from the previous update a couple of weeks ago.

The new mock draft, posted Monday night, includes: 6. Skal Labissiere (Pelicans), 9. Jamal Murray (Jazz), 31. Isaiah Briscoe (Celtics), 47. Tyler Ulis (Timberwolves) and 56. Marcus Lee (Grizzlies).

Senior forward Alex Poythress remains the No. 86 player on DraftExpress.com’s list of the Top 100 prospects eligible for this year’s draft. There are 60 total picks in the NBA Draft.

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ESPN still projects Skal as a top-10 NBA Draft pick

 Posted by at 11:15 AM on January 21, 2016  Comments Off on ESPN still projects Skal as a top-10 NBA Draft pick
Jan 212016
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

The struggles of Skal Labissiere’s freshman season at UK have been well documented, but ESPN is still projecting the 6-foot-11 forward as a top-10 pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

Labissiere, who is averaging 7.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, goes No. 9 overall to the Portland Trail Blazers in the new ESPN mock draft, which was released Thursday morning.

ESPN projected Labissiere as the No. 2 overall prospect behind LSU freshman Ben Simmons before the season began.

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Briscoe falls out of first round in new mock draft

 Posted by at 10:15 AM on January 15, 2016  Comments Off on Briscoe falls out of first round in new mock draft
Jan 152016
 
Isaiah Briscoe

Isaiah Briscoe

Only two Kentucky Wildcats are projected as first-round NBA picks, according to the latest mock draft from DraftExpress.com released Thursday afternoon.

Freshman Skal Labissiere is now projected as the No. 6 overall selection in this year’s NBA Draft, dropping one spot from last month’s update. Labissiere is averaging 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

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Skal slides down ESPN’s ‘Big Board’ for 2016 draft

 Posted by at 11:04 AM on January 11, 2016  Comments Off on Skal slides down ESPN’s ‘Big Board’ for 2016 draft
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Labissiere

Labissiere

UK freshman Skal Labissiere dropped six spots on the latest ESPN Big Board for the 2016 NBA Draft, but he’s still considered a possible Top 10 pick.

Labissiere fell from fourth to 10th on the updated Big Board, which was released Monday morning. He started the season at No. 2 behind LSU freshman Ben Simmons, who remains in the No. 1 spot.

ESPN’s Chad Ford says some NBA teams still have Labissiere as high as No. 6 or 7 in the draft. The 6-foot-11 forward is averaging 8.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game this season.

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Three UK signees projected as Top 10 NBA picks

 Posted by at 11:42 AM on January 6, 2016  Comments Off on Three UK signees projected as Top 10 NBA picks
Jan 062016
 
De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox

Three of UK’s basketball signees for the class of 2016 are projected as one-and-done, top-10 picks in the 2017 NBA Draft, according to the latest update from DraftExpress.com.

The website’s new mock draft — released late Tuesday night — includes De’Aaron Fox (No. 4), Malik Monk (No. 7) and Edrice “Bam” Adebayo (No. 9).

Eight of the top nine players in the mock draft are currently high school seniors, and all 14 lottery picks are either international prospects or current high schoolers. Michigan State freshman Deyonta Davis is the top current college player at No. 15 overall.

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DraftExpress.com: Three UK freshmen, Ulis and Lee projected as NBA picks in new 2016 mock draft

 Posted by at 11:30 AM on January 5, 2016  Comments Off on DraftExpress.com: Three UK freshmen, Ulis and Lee projected as NBA picks in new 2016 mock draft
Jan 052016
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

Five UK basketball players are still projected as picks in this year’s NBA Draft, according to the latest update from DraftExpress.com.

There was little movement in the order of UK’s projected picks in the latest mock draft released by DraftExpress on Tuesday.

Freshman Skal Labissiere remains the No. 5 overall selection behind LSU’s Ben Simmons, Duke’s Brandon Ingram, international prospect Dragan Bender and Providence’s Kris Dunn.

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Labissiere drops in latest NBA mock draft for 2016

 Posted by at 11:31 AM on December 21, 2015  Comments Off on Labissiere drops in latest NBA mock draft for 2016
Dec 212015
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

UK freshman Skal Labissiere is still projected to be one of the top picks in next year’s NBA Draft, but he fell two spots in the latest update from DraftExpress.com on Monday.

Labissiere — a 6-foot-11 post player — is now projected as the No. 5 overall pick behind LSU’s Ben Simmons, Duke’s Brandon Ingram, international prospect Dragan Bender and Providence’s Kris Dunn.

Through UK’s first 11 games of the season, Labissiere is averaging 9.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. He was projected as the No. 3 pick in next year’s draft in the previous update from DraftExpress.com on Dec. 4.

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