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Can UK Put 5 More First Rounders In The Draft?


Well, Cal said it might never be done again unless UK did it, so was that a premontition about this year's class?

 

We know that there is a better than even chance that Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones are gone after the season. My money says they are both Top 10 Draft picks. So what about the rest of the Cats?

 

Here is my list and my odds:

 

Anthony Davis: My money says Davis is a Top 5 pick, and could play into the #1. He Goes.

Odds: 1-3

 

Terrence Jones: We have not had a power forward like Jones in a while, the scouts are going to eat him up with a spoon. He's Gone.

Odds: 1-3

 

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: I like him more and more every time I see him. He has a great pro-style body and has the shot to go with it. I think there is a decent chance he may pull the trigger.

Odds: 7-5

 

Darius Miller/Eloy Vargas: Yes, both Seniors are going, but will they be first rounders? These two present a puzzle because they are both enigmas. Vargas has not yet done what most thought he could, but he continues to improve. Could he be another Josh Harrellson? I just don't see him getting the chance with Davis in the paint, but anything is possible. I put Miller here because he is a simple choice in the same boat as Vargas. If Miller becomes a legit outside threat every time down the court, he could be a late first rounder. He has proven he can play inside, he starts nailing the three every time he gets an open look, and the scouts will be impressed/ Impressed enough to pick him in the first round? Maybe.

 

Odds: 3-1

 

Kyle Wiltjer: He was expected not to see a ton of playing time this year, mostly because Davis and Jones, Vargas and Gilchrist would create a logjam. He's too good to sit. He may be too good not to start him, or at least make him the first man off the bench. If he gets himself playing an inside game that keeps pace with his outside game? The chances of him being drafted go through the roof.

Odds: 7-5

Doron Lamb/ Marquis Teague: Another pair of finalists for the discussion. Both of these guys could pull it off. Teague has such a huge upside it's phenomenal, while Lamb may very well become UK's next Tony Delk if his three pointers continue to fall.

Odds: 3-2

 

So, there you go. Am I nuts? Wouldn't be the first time someone said that. Of course if someone said the Cats would be this good this year, after the last two classes that have left for the draft the way they have, I would have said that was nuts too. It's UK anything can happen. And as long as John Calipari is at the helm, it probably will.

 

* Disclaimer: This article assumes no change in the NBA's Draft status!!!

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