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Garry Parrish thinks two Cats will go in next year’s top three


Is it too early to start talking about next year’s NBA Draft? Probably. But Gary Parrish is doing it any way. He released a projected lottery for next season, and once again the Cats find themselves in good position. In a field that’s surprisingly well-represented by the SEC, Parrish has Skal Labissiere going first overall, and recent commit Jamal Murray going third.

Here’s what Gary has to say about the two Cats

1. Skal Labissierre (Kentucky)

Labissierre was born in Haiti but has spent the past several years living in a suburb of Memphis in north Mississippi. While there, he developed into a 7-0 power forward with a unique offensive skillset perfectly suited for the NBA, then signed a letter of intent with Kentucky. So, yes, the Wildcats should have the top pick in the NBA Draft again next June.

3. Jamal Murray (Kentucky)

Murray recently reclassified to 2015 and committed to Kentucky, at which point he became the missing piece to yet another national-title contender. The 6-5 guard will play with Tyler Ulis and Isaiah Briscoe in Kentucky’s backcourt for a season, then probably join Labissierre as names John Calipari can add to his growing list of NBA Draft picks.

Will Kentucky produce a number one overall pick in back-to-back years? I hope.

November needs to hurry.

[Full mock draft here]

Article written by Caleb Epley

Vanderbilt student, Kentucky fan. Skilled at using big words and telling bad jokes. Twitter: @CalebEpleyKSR

5 Comments for Garry Parrish thinks two Cats will go in next year’s top three

  1. Yes, WAY too early. Let’s hang #9 first, especially now that Duke has 5. We need to put some more daylight between ourselves and all those with 5, and inch closer to UCLA.

    • DT in DC
      9:42 pm June 27, 2015 Permalink

      I was about to say the same thing. Before we start talking about more kids going in the lottery before they’ve even put on a UK uniform, let’s talk about them first winning #9. I love Wildcats going #1 in the draft as much as anyone, but I love national championships, too!

  2. fatbrat
    9:11 am June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Is there some Skal Labissiere eligibility issues?

  3. Scott M
    12:05 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Obviously its incredibly early, and not that Chad Ford necessarily knows where these kids will go but for what its worth he’s got Skal #2, Briscoe #16, Murray #19.

  4. UKfaninLou
    12:17 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    I have no doubt it’s going to be another great season. Am anxiously awaiting both Skal and Murray being declared just because ncaa…