Earlier today, John Calipari told reporters in Indianapolis he believes at least five players will go pro, possibly seven. Cal said he would be surprised if the Harrison Twins didn’t go in the first round, despite the fact that DraftExpress’ latest mock only has Andrew in the draft as the 53rd pick. Chad Ford lists Andrew as the 57th best prospect, and NBADraft.net has Aaron going 52nd and Andrew undrafted.
If they do declare, the Twins will have to do some major work between now and June 28th to increase their stock. A former NBA GM told Adam Zagoria he’s not buying Cal’s line that the Twins can be first rounders:
“To say that they’re first rounders, Cal knows better than to think that both those kids are first-rounders,” he said. “I mean, come on, no chance. I’ll bet a million dollars they’re both not drafted in the first round. I don’t care if they go and interview well and they’re good kids. I don’t see it happening. I think he wants them gone, too.”
First off, that last part is totally false. Second off, if we’ve learned anything about the Twins these past two years, it’s that they are best when the chips are stacked against them. Go get ’em, boys.
Read what the former GM had to say about Devin Booker and Dakari Johnson over at Zags Blog.