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  • Latest Mock Draft Has 6 Kentucky Guys, 3 From Duke

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    NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at KentuckyNow that the NBA Draft lottery is over, DraftExpress.com has its latest mock draft up taking into account individual team needs.

    Six Kentucky players are on the mock, including projected No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns to Minnesota.

    In 2012, Kentucky also had six players drafted, a record.

    Aaron Harrison, who at one point was listed at No. 60 — or Mr. Irrelevant — did not make the final mock draft.

    Here are the projected Kentucky picks:

    No. 1 – Karl-Anthony Towns (MINNESOTA)
    No. 6 – Willie Cauley-Stein (SACRAMENTO)
    No. 13 – Devin Booker (PHOENIX)
    No. 17 – Trey Lyles (MILWAUKEE)
    No. 32 – Andrew Harrison (HOUSTON)
    No. 39 – Dakari Johnson (CHARLOTTE)

    Meantime, Duke would have three players selected in the first round, while Kansas, Arizona,Wisconsin, Texas, Syracuse, LSU, UNLV and Arkansas would each have two players taken overall.

    DUKE
    No. 2 – Jahlil Okafor (LAKERS)
    No. 7 – Justise Winslow (DENVER)
    No. 18 – Tyus Jones (HOUSTON)

     

    KANSAS
    No. 10 – Kelly Oubre (MIAMI)
    No. 41 – Cliff Alexander (NETS)

     

    ARIZONA

    No. 9 – Stanley Johnson (CHARLOTTE)
    No. 20 – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (TORONTO)

     

    WISCONSIN

    No. 12 – Frank Kaminsky (UTAH)
    No. 15 – Sam Dekker (ATLANTA)

     

    TEXAS

    No. 11 – Myles Turner (INDIANA)
    No. 35 – Jonathan Holmes (PHILADELPHIA)

    SYRACUSE

    No. 29 – Chris McCullough (NETS)
    No. 34 – Rakeem Christmas (LAKERS)

    LSU
    No. 28 – Jarell Martin (BOSTON)
    No. 31 – Jordan Mickey (MINNESOTA)

    UNLV

    No. 26 – Christian Wood (SAN ANTONIO)
    No. 27 – Rashad Vaughn (LAKERS)

    ARKANSAS

    No. 15 – Bobby Portis (BOSTON)
    No. 46 – Michael Qualls (MILWAUKEE)

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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.

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