We’re not even three days removed from the 2019 NBA Draft, but attention has already turned to next year’s draft class.
This morning, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony released his very first 2020 NBA Mock Draft featuring all of the top prospects in the 2019 recruiting class.
Included in the list? Three Kentucky Wildcats.
Givony has Tyrese Maxey joining PJ Washington, Malik Monk, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in Charlotte with the No. 12 pick, followed by Kahlil Whitney going to the Lo Angeles Clippers at No. 19 and Ashton Hagans to the Boston Celtics at No. 30.
Noticeably absent? EJ Montgomery, Nick Richards, Keion Brooks Jr., Johnny Juzang, and Immanuel Quickley.
James Wiseman, as expected, was listed as the No. 1 overall prospect, followed by Anthony Edwards at No. 2 and Cole Anthony at No. 3.
Take a look at all 60 picks:
While we’re still an entire year away from the 2020 NBA Draft, one thing I’d absolutely be willing to put money on right now is Ashton Hagans going higher than ESPN has listed and EJ Montgomery being selected, almost certainly in the first round.
In terms of the other picks, it will definitely be interesting to see what other Wildcats find themselves on various mocks as the year progresses in what is expected to be a fairly weak draft.
Who do you see breaking out this season?