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Kentucky NBA Mock Draft Tracker: April 23

With the early entry deadline expiring last night, six Kentucky Wildcats have declared for the 2018 NBA Draft. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox, and Hamidou Diallo all plan to sign with agents, while PJ Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Wenyen Gabriel do not, leaving the door open to return to Kentucky, a decision they must make by May 30.

Starting tomorrow, prospects can begin working out for NBA teams ahead of the Draft Combine on May 20. Combine invites will go out to 60 to 70 players at the end of the month. Before the madness begins, here’s where Kentucky’s six prospects stand in the major mock drafts.

Shai Alexander Kevin Knox Hamidou Diallo PJ Washington Jarred Vanderbilt Wenyen Gabriel
ESPN Top 100 (Updated 4/7) 12 14 35 50 64
ESPN (Updated 4/13) 12. LA Clippers 15. Washington 36. Sacramento
Sports Illustrated (Updated 4/19) 15. Washington 12. LA Clippers 41. Orlando 53. Oklahoma City
Sporting News* (Updated 4/23) 12. LA Clippers 13. LA Clippers
Gary Parrish* (Updated 4/16) 13. LA Clippers 14. Denver (Updated 4/12) 12. LA Clippers 11. Charlotte 45. Brooklyn
Bleacher Report* (Updated 4/23) 14. Denver 10. Philadelphia

* First round only


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5 Comments for Kentucky NBA Mock Draft Tracker: April 23

  1. jrdh13
    4:39 pm April 23, 2018 Permalink

    only at kentucky do 3 players declare for the draft and not even projected to go. only at kentucky does a fringe second round pick sign an agent.

    • BBNDan7
      5:13 pm April 23, 2018 Permalink

      They are testing the waters and getting free advice. How do people still not understand

    • Midnight Cowboy
      6:02 pm April 23, 2018 Permalink

      I think it’s pretty easy to understand why 3 first year players from a 26 -11 team that had to grind it out in the first round against Davidson, get a freebie in the second round against Buffalo, and lose in the sweet sixteen to K State would declare for the NBA draft.

  2. TB112162
    4:54 pm April 23, 2018 Permalink

    Well I don’t know where you get your numbers but 115 players signed with agents and another 92 declared with out so Kentucky players aren’t the only players not projected to be drafted 115 for 60 spots you do the math

    • KentuckyFan232
      4:59 pm April 23, 2018 Permalink

      Well I don’t know where you learned English, but you need to go back.