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Sporting News writer says Cats will have eight possible 1st-round NBA picks


Sean Deveney of SportingNews.com had an interesting post speculating on how excited NBA scouts/coaches are about Kentucky’s draft prospects — for 2016.

“If things fall right, several scouts and front-office executives told Sporting News that UK should eclipse its own record of five first-round picks in one draft next year, set in 2010, with more than six players possessing first-round talent,” Deveney wrote.

That’s SIX first-round picks in 2015 — Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Marcus Lee, Alex Poythress, Karl Towns Jr. and Trey Lyles are all possible candidates.

One NBA general manager even told Deveney that if a team could draft UK’s team, it would have a great start toward a “pretty good” NBA team in two or three years.

Deveney added: “Kentucky has three centers and three power forwards with NBA potential, plus the Harrisons on the perimeter.”

That’s why not only are UK fans already excited for the 2014-15 season, but NBA scouts are just as excited for the 2015 draft.


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  1. Larry T Clemons

    WELL….Ain’t We The Cat’s Meow…! Like I been saying,” the only NBA Team Coach Cal will ever Coach., is the Future , Lexington NBA Franchise “…THE KENTUCKY KATS….and, they only recruit from the Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Program…or former University Of Kentucky Players or If your from, Or Played in Kentucky…Gotta keep some options open,lol.

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