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||—||—||—||—|
|NBADraft.net (Updated 4/12)||12. LA Clippers||11. Charlotte||45. Brooklyn||—||—||—|
|Bleacher Report* (Updated 4/23)||14. Denver||10. Philadelphia||—||—||—||—|
* First round only