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New NBA Draft Big Board includes five former Wildcats

The 2020 NBA Draft is scheduled for October 16 and this morning, The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie released his updated Big Board of the top 100 prospects. There was some movement among Kentucky’s hopefuls, with Tyrese Maxey slipping a few spots and Immanuel Quickley, Nick Richards, Ashton Hagans, and former Cat Kahlil Whitney all climbing.

  • 17. Tyrese Maxey (Previously No. 15)
  • 43. Immanuel Quickley (Previously No. 45)
  • 62. Nick Richards (Previously No. 65)
  • 73. Ashton Hagans (Previously No. 80)
  • 92. Kahlil Whitney (Previously NR)

Once again, EJ Montgomery was not included. Following the Draft Lottery on August 20, Vecenie released a new mock draft, which has Maxey going No. 20 to the Miami Heat, Quickley No. 42 to the New Orleans Pelicans, and Richards No. 53 to the OKC Thunder.

It feels like ages since we’ve seen footage of the guys preparing for the draft, so here’s a quick roundup from Instagram:

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Parking lot range @tyresemaxey ?? #Jushoop

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Basketball is fun

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2 Comments for New NBA Draft Big Board includes five former Wildcats

  1. TonyMontana
    10:31 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    It feels like these guys played at Kentucky 5 years ago. This year has been so weird. I can’t wait to get back to “normal”

  2. LexWildcatFan15
    10:53 am September 3, 2020 Permalink

    If these projections hold, this would be the first time in the Cal Era where we don’t have a player drafted in the Lottery, and only 1 in the First Round.