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BJ Boston projected as a top-5 pick in 2021 Mock Draft

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Boston is the real deal.

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The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball program has the best inbound freshman class in the nation. Led by Terrence Clarke and BJ Boston, the team is going to live or die by these incoming freshman.

With their entire starting five declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft, the Wildcats needed to recruit some of the top high school talent to continue their dominance over the SEC.

That said, one of their best incoming prospects is shooting guard BJ Boston. Boston, who was the star player at Sierra Canyon, the high school also boasting LeBron James’ son Bronny, is a top-five recruit according to 247 Sports.

With his length and size mixed with his elite athleticism and ability to score, some have compared Boston to superstar Kevin Durant. Recently projected as a top-five pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, in Kyle Boone’s description, you can really see the Durant-like comparison.

“The NBA’s never been more fond of players like Boston: long wings who can create their own shot and have a good frame. Boston should be a high-level scorer at Kentucky and in the NBA with his skill set and frame, though he’ll need to add muscle and physically mature quite a bit over the next year. The concerns surrounding him and his prospects relate almost entirely to how he’ll grow into his long, lanky frame,” CBS Sports’ Kyle Boone wrote.

Boston is the only Wildcat in the top 10 of Boone’s mock draft, but he’s certainly not the only first-round pick. Terrence Clarke, another inbound top-10 recruit, is slotted in at No. 21.

Those two, the only two consensus five-star prospects among Kentucky’s five top-50 recruits, are the only ones projected to be first-round picks.