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ESPN projects two future Cats to be 2021 lottery picks

They are the only two Cats in the 60-pick mock draft.

Terrence Clarke Announces Attendance at University of Kentucky Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

ESPN has released their updated 2021 mock NBA Draft board and two future Kentucky Wildcats are projected to go in the lottery.

BJ Boston is ranked as the No. 4 player in the class and he is the first Cat getting selected as he is projected to be the No. 8 overall pick in the draft.

Terrence Clarke who is the No. 5 player in the class and recently turned down an opportunity to skip college for the G-League is projected to be the No. 10 overall pick.

Boston and Clarke are coach Cal’s first top five recruits since 2015, and they make Kentucky not just the only blue blood with a top 10 recruit, but the only school in the country that is bringing in multiple top 10 recruits.

Former Kentucky target Cade Cunningham, who is going to Oklahoma State, is projected as the No. 1 overall pick. Jalen Green, who just decided to take the G-League development route, is projected as the No. 2 overall pick.

Current Kentucky target Jonathan Kuminga, who is the No. 1 player in the 2021 class, is projected as the No. 4 overall pick. Kuminga is still expected by many to reclassify to 2020 and play college basketball or take the G-League route.

Boston and Clarke are the only two Kentucky players projected to be picked in the mock draft which included all 60 picks. That means that ESPN doesn’t see Keion Brooks, Isaiah Jackson and Devin Askew getting drafted next season.

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