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Three Kentucky players featured in ESPN’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft

(Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

(Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

We’re not even three days removed from the 2019 NBA Draft, but attention has already turned to next year’s draft class.

This morning, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony released his very first 2020 NBA Mock Draft featuring all of the top prospects in the 2019 recruiting class.

Included in the list? Three Kentucky Wildcats.

Givony has Tyrese Maxey joining PJ Washington, Malik Monk, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in Charlotte with the No. 12 pick, followed by Kahlil Whitney going to the Lo Angeles Clippers at No. 19 and Ashton Hagans to the Boston Celtics at No. 30.

Noticeably absent? EJ Montgomery, Nick Richards, Keion Brooks Jr., Johnny Juzang, and Immanuel Quickley.

James Wiseman, as expected, was listed as the No. 1 overall prospect, followed by Anthony Edwards at No. 2 and Cole Anthony at No. 3.

Take a look at all 60 picks:

While we’re still an entire year away from the 2020 NBA Draft, one thing I’d absolutely be willing to put money on right now is Ashton Hagans going higher than ESPN has listed and EJ Montgomery being selected, almost certainly in the first round.

In terms of the other picks, it will definitely be interesting to see what other Wildcats find themselves on various mocks as the year progresses in what is expected to be a fairly weak draft.

Who do you see breaking out this season?



Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Three Kentucky players featured in ESPN’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft

  1. nocode96
    8:11 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    Quickley and Johnny both going because of breakout shooting years. EJ will be 1st round for sure, write it down, quote me in it, whatever. I think Richards has the ability to make himself a lot of money this year too, if he can put it together.

  2. somerset bill
    8:37 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    Also, noticeably absent… Kerry Blackshear.

  3. ukfan9
    8:50 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    Yep…blackshear not listed because he plays at UT.

  4. bouzoukiman
    10:29 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    I wish they would at least let the ink dry on this year’s draft first. Gag. *face palm emoji*

  5. mashman 93
    11:07 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    The NBA never ends it seems.

  6. dcforuk
    12:06 am June 23, 2019 Permalink

    I need to send this list to my cousin Killian. Apparently, his name is not that uncommon along with Paul and Tyrese……

  7. KYfaninNM
    12:37 am June 24, 2019 Permalink

    Seems crazy to think that neither UK or dUKe would have a top 10 pick and each only having 1 lotto pick.