Whereas previous seasons have seen multiple Kentucky players taken in the NBA Draft, this season isn’t exactly the same story we’ve grown accustomed to. This time around, only one Wildcat player has officially declared for professional basketball, while one waits to see if an injury heals (let’s be honest here, Nerlens is probably gone). The draft certainly won’t have the same shine in the Commonwealth this year, but that doesn’t stop the internet from producing countless NBA mock drafts.
One of the more notable prognosticating sites, NBADraft.net, recently released their latest mock draft with Nerlens Noel going 2nd overall to the Orlando Magic and Archie Goodwin going early in the second round (34th overall) to the Phoenix Suns. The first overall pick according to the site was Kansas freshman sensation, Ben McLemore. Marcus Smart, Otto Porter, and Anthony Bennett rounded out the top five.
If you wish to see the entire draft, it can be found here.