When prospects test the waters and request feedback from Undergraduate Advisory Committee, feedback says whether they're projected:— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) April 2, 2020
Feedback supposed to start coming back next week, and for many prospects it's just gonna be guesses from execs.
As for the Wildcats, here’s how I think their evaluations will be:
- Lotto: Tyrese Maxey
- 15-30: N/A
- 31-45: Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley
- 46-60: Nick Richards
- Undrafted: EJ Montgomery
While I think Quickley has the best chance to be a first-round pick between himself, Richards and Hagans, I still think NBA teams will be skeptical enough of his size (6-3. 187 pounds is small for an NBA shooting guard), lack of time as a point guard, and his poor two-point shooting (40.9%) will keep him from getting that 15-30 projection.
I think Hagans is firmly in the 31-45 projection, but his struggles in the second half of SEC play will really concern a lot of NBA teams with his potential at the next level.
Seeing as how a lot of mock drafts have Richards projected in the 50+ range or even undrafted, I wouldn’t be shocked to see him get an undrafted projection from the advisory committee. If that happens, then his decision to go pro or stay becomes a lot more interesting, though I’d still expect him to go pro.