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NBA Draft Rankings 2016: ESPN Big Board Updated

Skal will be drafted, but will Alex be as well?

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

We're closing in on the 2016 NBA Draft as several Kentucky Wildcats look to hear their names called.

In the meantime, the guys at ESPN have updated their NBA Draft Big Board, and it still features several Cats very high. The highest of them is still Jamal Murray, who is ESPN's third-best prospect behind only Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram. It continues to look like Murray may go No. 3, though it remains to be seen if it will be the Boston Celtics or if they'll trade that pick to another team.

As for Skal Labissiere, he's ranked as ESPN's 13th-best prospect. It's still a toss-up as to whether he goes in the lottery (first 14 picks), but at least ESPN remains fairly high on him heading into the draft.

Despite reports of Tyler Ulis dealing with a hip injury, he's still ranked as ESPN's 23rd-best prospect. That's a decent indicator of Ulis still being a first-round prospect, but it's untelling where he'll go based on how serious the injury is and how much teams let it affect their view on him.

As for Alex Poythress, he comes in as ESPN's 54th-best prospect. That's right on par with Alex being a fringe second-round pick, so we shouldn't be surprised if he goes towards the end of the draft, or if he's undrafted and quickly signed by another team. Aaron Harrison showed just last year that going undrafted doesn't have to keep you out of the NBA as a rookie.

Here is the updated ESPN top 25:

1. Ben Simmons

2. Brandon Ingram

3. Jamal Murray

4. Kris Dunn

5. Marquese Chriss

6. Dragan Bender

7. Jaylen Brown

8. Buddy Hield

9. Dejounte Murray

10. Domantas Sabonis

11. Henry Ellenson

12. Jakob Poeltl

13. Skal Labissiere

14. Furkan Korkmaz

15. Malachi Richardson

16. Deyonta Davis

17. Malik Beasley

18. Wade Baldwin IV

19. Thon Maker

20. DeAndre Bembry

21.  Ante Zizic

22. Denzel Valentine

23. Tyler Ulis

24. Demetrius Jackson

25. Ivica Zubac

54. Alex Poythress