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.