NBA Draft 2015: 7 Kentucky Wildcats Players Turning Pro; Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Devin Booker Projected To Go In The 1st Round


NBA Draft 2015: 7 Kentucky Wildcats Players Turning Pro; Karl-Anthony Towns
NBA Draft 2015: 7 Kentucky Wildcats Players Turning Pro; Karl-Anthony Towns

After setting a record 34-0 during the season, Kentucky was defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final Four to end their campaign.

Now that the dust has settled, seven players from Kentucky will be applying for the NBA draft 2015 coming this June.

According to Yahoo! Sports , the seven hopefuls are the Dominican Republic stud Karl-Anthony Towns, defensive juggernaut Willie Cauley-Stein, perimeter threat Devin Booker, all-around forward Trey Lyles, big man Dakari Johnson and twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison.

Also, here is Draft Express’ NBA mock draft 2015  and see in what order are they projected to be drafted.

Here is how scouts evaluated each prospect.

The list is headlined by the rising star Karl-Anthony Towns, who is poised to be picked as the #1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.

His size, versatility, inside presence, and immense potential is just too hard to be overlooked by scouts.

Next up is Junior Willie Cauley-Stein, a 7’0 with tremendously long wingspan.

His defensive prowess totally makes up for his raw offensive skill set and could help a team that lacks a quality interior defender.

He is projected to go in the Top 10.

Devin Booker is another one and done prospect with a soft touch from the outside.

His shooting skills are considered pro-level and NBA fans can expect him to go in the mid-first round.

Trey Lyles is another freshman who is expected to go in the mid-first round.

His skill set as a big man is intriguing for NBA scouts as he poses threat from the inside and perimeter.

Dakari Johnson is projected to go in the second round.

Although he is a physical specimen for a center, he lacks the offensive polish and his full arsenal was not showcased as he played limited minutes for Kentucky.

Meanwhile, the twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison, despite having a terrific size for their position, lack the offensive versatility to be a perimeter threat.

Nevertheless, they have a good chance of being drafted according to Yahoo! Sports.

Aaron Harrison Andrew Harrison New recruits inbound for the Wildcats are Skal Labissiere (No.

4 in Rivals rankings), Isaiah Briscoe (No.

10) and Charles Matthews (No.

58).

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