You better enjoy watching Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the NCAA tournament, because there is a good chance it will be his last.
In ESPN’s new mock draft, Gilgeous-Alexander is projected as a lottery pick, ahead of Kevin Knox. Taking his SEC tournament run into account, Kentucky’s freshman point guard is slotted at No. 13 overall to the Denver Nuggets in the new update. If it were to actually happen, it would create a Kentucky/Canadian backcourt of Gilgeous-Alexander and Jamal Murray, which would be fun, eh?
Kevin Knox dropped in the update, down to No. 15 overall to the Phoenix Suns. If that were to happen, Knox would of course team up with Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis and Brandon Knight with the franchise that seems to take a Kentucky player every year.
No other Wildcat is projected in the first round, although ESPN does have Hamidou Diallo leaving UK to go to the Lakers in the second round with the 43rd overall pick.