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Only 2 Wildcats listed in new ESPN NBA mock draft; Isaiah Jackson rising

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Jackson may return to UK if he doesn’t like his NBA feedback, but this projection suggests he’ll remain in the draft.

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We are a couple of months out from the NBA Draft, but one player has Kentucky Wildcats fans on their toes watching to see where he might get selected come July. That player is Isaiah Jackson.

With his dad confirming recently that if his son is not a top-14 pick, a return to Lexington is very possible. As you can imagine, fans have been watching draft boards like a hawk to see where his name pops up.

Well, the one today should be a reminder that no one should get their hopes up on seeing a sophomore Isaiah Jackson.

ESPN NBA writers Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz have updated their latest mock draft, and they have Jackson going 11th overall to the Toronto Raptors. His range on draft boards is currently anywhere from the 11-19 mark, and this is easily the highest projection he currently has.

BJ Boston also made an appearance in the two-round mock draft, coming in at 36th overall to the Pelicans. Terrence Clarke, Keion Brooks, Davion Mintz and Olivier Sarr were not listed among the top-60 prospects, according to ESPN, and would likely go undrafted as of today.

Another name that did not end up making the top 60 is Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr. With rumors of Kentucky being a potential landing spot if he decides to return to college, not seeing his name on the list could quite possibly leave the door cracked open to see him in Lexington next season

You can find the full mock draft here.