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  • Latest Mock Draft Has 4 Kentucky Players in 1st Round, Aaron Harrison Falls Off Draft Board

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    The updated 2015 NBA NCAA Basketball: Mississippi at KentuckyMock Draft from Draft Express shows four Kentucky players going in the first round and two in the second, but sophomore shooting guard Aaron Harrison has fallen out completely.

    The Mock has the top five staying the same with the Knicks getting Duke’s Jahlil Okafor at No. 1, followed by Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell at No. 2, point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (China) at No. 3, Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns at No. 4 and Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson the projected No. 5 pick.

    For Kentucky, it looks like this:

    No. 4 – Karl-Anthony Towns

    No. 7 – Willie Cauley-Stein

    No. 14 – Devin Booker

    No. 25 – Trey Lyles

    No. 35 – Dakari Johnson

    No. 51 – Andrew Harrison

    Undrafted – Aaron Harrison

     

    This is just the latest indication of how much Aaron Harrison’s stock has fallen.

    Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com had both twins in the lottery in June of 2013.

    By earlier this month, Aaron had fallen to No. 55 on the Draft Express mock.

    Now he’s completely off the board.

    Meantime, Towns, Cauley-Stein and Booker continue to impress NBA scouts.

    Here’s one NBA scout on each guy:

    Towns: “Still a top-3 guy in the draft. Very gifted offensive player who has only scratched the surface of his overall game.”

    Cauley-Stein: “[I like] the length and athleticism of Cauley-Stein and he’s a rim protector.”

    Booker: “His ability to shoot the ball and has good size for a 2 guard.”

     



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.