Two of the most recognized NBA draft websites updated their 2016 mock drafts and they couldn’t be any more different when it comes to projecting what will happen to the Wildcats.
First, NBADraft.net updated its mock yesterday and only included two UK players: Jamal Murray and Alex Poythress. As far as I know, it is the first mock draft to omit Skal Labissiere and the first to include Poythress. Poythress is projected at No. 48 to Orlando, with Murray at No. 11 to Charlotte.
The other is DraftExpress.com, the most trusted draft website, depending who you ask. It foresees five Wildcats turning pro and hearing their names called on June 23:
5.) Skal Labissiere
9.) Jamal Murray
31.) Isaiah Briscoe
47.) Tyler Ulis
55.) Marcus Lee
This just goes to show you how opinions vary in regard to Kentucky’s NBA hopefuls and anything can happen once the season ends.
Personally, I prefer NBADraft.net’s mock as it includes Poythress and implies the returns of Ulis, Briscoe, Labissiere and Lee — although that would make one big mess of a scholarship situation.