We may still be a while away from the 2020 NBA Draft, the way-too-early mock drafts are already rolling for 2021.
Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman put together a first look at the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft, where two future Kentucky Wildcats are projected to go in the lottery.
Unsurprisingly, those two Wildcats are Kentucky’s top-ranked signees in the class of 2020: BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke.
Boston – the No. 4 prospect in the 2020 247Sports Composite Rankings – came in at No. 7 in the 2021 mock draft, with Bleacher Report highlighting the 6-foot-7 guard’s unique scoring ability and size.
7. BJ Boston
A pure scoring guard/wing, BJ Boston should serve as Kentucky’s top option with his ability to create and make shots from all over the floor.
His 6’7″ size and skill level make for a tough combination offensively. Loaded with pull-ups, step-backs and NBA shooting range, Boston is highly advanced with the confidence to carry a lineup and take over games.
He should be fully prepared for the spotlight he’ll receive at Kentucky after generating rowdy crowds and rockstar attention playing for Sierra Canyon and alongside teammate Bronny James.
Shooting a high-enough percentage from the floor should ultimately help Boston hold off concerns about his skinny frame, arms and legs.
Behind him is Clarke – the No. 7 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings – at No. 14 overall.