Briscoe dropped from DraftExpress.com mock draft

 Posted by at 10:25 AM on March 13, 2017  Comments Off on Briscoe dropped from DraftExpress.com mock draft
Mar 132017
 

Isaiah Briscoe was on one of the covers for the Athlon Sports college basketball preview magazine this season.

DraftExpress.com updated its 2017 NBA mock draft Sunday night, and UK sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe is no longer listed among this year’s 60 selections.

Briscoe had been the No. 60 overall pick — the last one of the draft — in the previous update one week ago. He averaged 10.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 turnovers in the SEC Tournament this past weekend.

Briscoe is now listed as the No. 85 overall player on DraftExpress.com’s Top 100 prospects board. Some of the players ahead of Briscoe on that list are not expected to enter this year’s draft.

Also in the latest mock draft, De’Aaron Fox moved up three spots to the No. 5 overall pick, Malik Monk moved up one spot to No. 8, and Bam Adebayo held steady at No. 27. Freshman Wenyen Gabriel — another UK underclassmen who is considered a possible early entry — is not listed among the site’s Top 100 prospects.

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Adebayo, Briscoe drop in latest NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 2:23 PM on March 6, 2017  Comments Off on Adebayo, Briscoe drop in latest NBA mock draft
Mar 062017
 

Isaiah Briscoe, left, and Malik Monk.
Herald-Leader photo

UK basketball players Bam Adebayo and Isaiah Briscoe took a bit of a tumble in the latest 2017 mock draft from DraftExpress.com, which updated its board Monday afternoon.

While De’Aaron Fox (No. 8) and Malik Monk (No. 9) remained in the exact same positions as the last update, which was three weeks ago, Adebayo fell six spots to No. 27 overall and Briscoe dropped seven spots to No. 60 overall, the final pick in the two-round NBA Draft.

UK freshmen Wenyen Gabriel and Hamidou Diallo are both still absent from the 2017 mock draft and DraftExpress.com’s 2018 mock draft, which was also updated Monday.

ESPN’s Chad Ford also updated his “Big Board” on Monday, listing Monk at No. 6 overall, Fox at No. 9 and Adebayo at No. 25. Ford’s list only includes 30 prospects, which is the number of players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.

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Little change for UK players in new NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 3:17 PM on February 13, 2017  Comments Off on Little change for UK players in new NBA mock draft
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De’Aaron Fox

Not much changed for Kentucky players in the latest NBA mock draft from DraftExpress.com, which updated its projections on Monday afternoon.

De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk are still at No. 8 and 9 overall, respectively, in the 2017 draft, and Bam Adebayo dropped just one spot to No. 21 overall. Sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe dropped three spots to No. 53 overall.

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Adebayo absent from ESPN’s latest NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 1:35 PM on February 7, 2017  Comments Off on Adebayo absent from ESPN’s latest NBA mock draft
Feb 072017
 

Bam Adebayo

A familiar name is missing from ESPN’s latest NBA mock draft.

UK freshman Bam Adebayo is no longer projected as a first-round pick in this year’s draft, according to the mock draft posted by ESPN’s Chad Ford on Tuesday afternoon. Adebayo, who is averaging 13.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Wildcats, has been a mainstay in the ESPN mock draft all season.

Adebayo — a 6-foot-10 post player — has not had a double-digit rebound game since UK’s loss to UCLA on Dec. 3.

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UK freshmen drop a little in new NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 11:13 PM on January 30, 2017  Comments Off on UK freshmen drop a little in new NBA mock draft
Jan 302017
 

De’Aaron Fox

DraftExpress.com released a new mock draft for 2017 on Monday, and there was little change for the Kentucky Wildcats expected to be selected this year.

De’Aaron Fox (No. 8) and Malik Monk (No. 9) each dropped two spots from the previous update last week, while Bam Adebayo fell four spots to No. 20 overall. Isaiah Briscoe stayed put at No. 50 overall.

As was the case before, neither freshman Wenyen Gabriel nor draft-eligible UK newcomer Hamidou Diallo were included in the latest mock draft. Neither player is listed among the Top 100 prospects for this year’s draft, according to DraftExpress.com.

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Four Wildcats included in latest NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 11:52 AM on January 24, 2017  Comments Off on Four Wildcats included in latest NBA mock draft
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Isaiah Briscoe, left, and Malik Monk.
Herald-Leader photo

A new NBA mock draft from DraftExpress.com was posted Tuesday morning, and there wasn’t much change for the Kentucky Wildcats included on the list.

De’Aaron Fox (No. 6 pick) and Malik Monk (No. 7) stayed in the same positions as the most recent update from earlier this month. Bam Adebayo moved up one spot to No. 16 overall, and Isaiah Briscoe fell two spots to No. 50 overall.

UK freshman Wenyen Gabriel is still not listed in this year’s mock draft.

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Four Wildcats — no Diallo — in latest NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 4:45 PM on January 16, 2017  Comments Off on Four Wildcats — no Diallo — in latest NBA mock draft
Jan 162017
 

De’Aaron Fox

Four UK underclassmen are included in the latest NBA mock draft from DraftExpress.com, which updated its 2017 and 2018 projections Monday.

De’Aaron Fox (No. 6), Malik Monk (No. 7), Bam Adebayo (No. 17) and Isaiah Briscoe (No. 48) are all included in the 2017 mock draft. Not listed for 2017 are freshman forward Wenyen Gabriel and newcomer Hamidou Diallo, who joined the Wildcats out of high school earlier this month and is eligible for the 2017 draft, though he has said he plans to return to Lexington and play for UK next season.

None of UK’s six commitments from the class of 2017 — including Diallo — are listed in DraftExpress.com’s 2018 mock draft. Uncommitted UK targets Mohamed Bamba (No. 3) and Kevin Knox (No. 9) are projected as one-and-done lottery picks in the 2018 draft. Gabriel is also absent from the 2018 mock draft.

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Four Wildcats included in latest NBA mock draft

 Posted by at 12:29 PM on January 5, 2017  Comments Off on Four Wildcats included in latest NBA mock draft
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Isaiah Briscoe, left, and Malik Monk.
Herald-Leader photo

UK sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe is projected as the No. 55 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, and three freshman Wildcats are top-20 selections, according to the latest update from DraftExpress.com.

The website’s new 2017 mock draft, posted Thursday morning, has Malik Monk as the No. 6 overall pick to the Dallas Mavericks, De’Aaron Fox at No. 10 to the Portland Trail Blazers and Bam Adebayo at No. 18 to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Briscoe is No. 55 to the Boston Celtics.

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Three UK players in first round of ESPN mock draft

 Posted by at 4:32 PM on January 3, 2017  Comments Off on Three UK players in first round of ESPN mock draft
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De’Aaron Fox

UK freshmen Bam Adebayo, De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk are all listed as first-round picks in the latest NBA mock draft from ESPN.

Monk is the first Wildcat off the board, going No. 4 overall to the Philadelphia 76ers, who could end up with the Lakers’ first-round pick in addition to their own. Monk follows only Washington’s Markelle Fultz (also to the Sixers), UCLA’s Lonzo Ball (to the Celtics) and Kansas’ Josh Jackson (to the Suns).

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Monk makes a big move on latest ESPN draft board

 Posted by at 11:33 AM on December 22, 2016  Comments Off on Monk makes a big move on latest ESPN draft board
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Malik Monk

Malik Monk

UK freshman guard Malik Monk moved up 11 spots on ESPN’s latest NBA Draft board, which was released Thursday morning.

Monk is now considered the No. 4 overall prospect for next year’s draft, behind only Washington’s Markelle Fultz, UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and Kansas’ Josh Jackson. The top 11 players on the board are all college freshmen.

ESPN analyst Chad Ford noted Monk’s 47-point game last weekend against North Carolina in the decision to move him up from his previous ranking of No. 15. “His 3-point shooting, ballhandling and ability to finish at the rim make him the most elite scorer in the draft,” Ford wrote.

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