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Two Wildcats in Top 10 of 2021 NBA Mock Draft

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The latest round of NBA Draft decisions have caused prognosticators to adjust their 2021 draft projections. In the middle of all the movement, Kentucky’s top two prospects remain in the top ten.

In Jonathan Givony’s updated 2021 mock draft, the ESPN analyst has B.J. Boston coming in at No. 6 overall, followed by Terrence Clarke at No. 10. Clarke and Boston are still the best of the best, even though it’s a much deeper field in 2021 than it will be in 2020.

NBA scouts were significantly more excited about next year’s draft than this June’s class even before the coronavirus pandemic brought enough uncertainty to cause several prospects to decline entering their names in the 2020 draft. And when the dust settled on the NCAA’s Aug. 3 deadline to withdraw from the draft, at least another half dozen prospects who had strong chances to hear their name called in 2020 elected to return to school, further bolstering the depth of the 2021 class.

Yesterday’s decisions also impacted where the Wildcats fall in ESPN’s 2020 NBA Draft class player rankings. E.J. Montgomery is still on the outside looking in at the top 100.

15. Tyrese Maxey
51. Immanuel Quickley
53. Ashton Hagans
57. Nick Richards
68. Kahlil Whitney

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[ESPN 2021 NBA Mock Draft]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Two Wildcats in Top 10 of 2021 NBA Mock Draft

  1. mashburnfan1
    11:36 am August 4, 2020 Permalink

    Same thing every year. Many many more of these prospects have dropped from their HS rankings after playing college a year or more. Remember Nick was number one center, lottery pick and after three years “developing” under Cal he is still not wanted by the NBA and he is nearly 7 feet tall.

  2. michaelb
    12:11 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

    Nicks story is still a great one we shouldn’t forget & the incoming guys should really take note . Nick is still being slept on by these analyzers