The NBA Draft is now over, and we know where Kentucky’s three draftees will begin their professional careers.
Both PJ Washington and Tyler Herro landed in the lottery, going back to back at picks 12 and 13. Washington will be headed to Charlotte while Herro landed in Miami. I think it has the potential to be solid landing spots for both of them.
Charlotte is expected to be doing some retooling of their frontcourt and minutes could be available for Washington early. The only problem is that Charlotte looks like they may lose Kemba Walker, which is setting the Hornets up for a rebuild.
Herro should fit in well in Miami as a guy who can knock down perimeter shots. Miami is a well-managed organization and Herro should be able to find some minutes on the perimeter with his outside shooting ability.
Keldon Johnson took a slide and was picked 29th. There are worse teams to be picked by at 29th, as Johnson landed in San Antonio. The Spurs have a solid track record of developing talent from that spot, so Johnson should be in good hands in a Spurs organization that will be making some changes. I really like his landing spot.
An overall great night for the Kentucky Basketball program. Congrats to PJ, Tyler and Keldon!
Tweet of the Day
Kentucky is the only school this year to have a player selected in the Top 20 in each of the MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, and NPF Drafts #WeAreUK— Corey Price (@coreyp08) June 21, 2019
What a stat.
Kentucky hoped to have a commitment before he left, but UK is certainly still in the mix.
It’s never too early to look ahead to the next draft.
The project will be a multi-year project.
Kentucky comes in at 19th.
Many of Kentucky’s lower-ranked recruits have worked their way into key positions.
A look at all 60 picks from last night.
Those who want to see the former Murray St. star in action will have to wait.
That makes a perfect record in group play.
A lot of potential problems with this idea...