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A Way-Too-Early NBA Mock Draft


The college basketball season is less than three weeks old, but the NBA draft gurus do not care.  The NBA draft is a dynamic, never-ending process, and there ain’t no rest for the wicked.

Last night around midnight Draft Express updated their 2017 mock draft and three Wildcat freshmen are in the lottery.

5. Malik Monk
10. De’Aaron Fox
15. Bam Adebayo

Now that there’s actually basketball being played, there’s a lot more movement than usual. Monk was projected around 12 or 13 before the UK Pro Day and his explosion at Madison Square Garden.

Monk is ranked one spot behind Saturday’s opponent, UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball.

[Draft Express]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for A Way-Too-Early NBA Mock Draft

  1. ukchambliss
    10:05 am November 28, 2016 Permalink

    The lottery is only the first 14 picks.

  2. Nick Roush
    10:10 am November 28, 2016 Permalink

    I cover UK in the NBA and have watched the draft for the last decade and am just now realizing the lottery is only the first 14 picks. #FactsAreOptional #TheMoreYouKnow

  3. poppycat
    10:39 am November 28, 2016 Permalink

    Gabriel not listed ………whad dey no?

    10:59 am November 28, 2016 Permalink

    Fox can prove something when he goes head on with Lonzo Ball on Sat in Rupp. Lonzo is special, he can do everything! So to see him go against D.Fox will be interesting. I’d like to see Malik rebound a little better, get in there and mix it up and show some of that dog inside of you, right now I like the mock draft. It’s crazy to think as good as Monk and Fox are they are only rated the 4th and 5th best guards in the draft. Still early though, if Fox shoots it better he should go up.

  5. WeareBBN
    12:54 pm November 28, 2016 Permalink

    People these mean nothing at this point, it is just ways to get clicks and money. Lots of bball left to play and much depends on what team is picking where. Really don’t know why people make this junk a story.

  6. A_Blue_Wildcat
    2:14 pm November 28, 2016 Permalink

    Lonzo Ball is definitely legit, however, he hasn’t faced a good defensive backcourt yet. The game on saturday will reveal a lot about both Ball and Fox, and probably who is truly better.