NBA Mock Draft 2023: ESPN projection includes 4 Kentucky Wildcats basketball players
The Kentucky Wildcats will again have one of the best teams in college basketball next season and will likely see more players drafted in 2023 NBA Draft which we will see in the 2022 draft.
The Saturday, ESPN released its first simulation draft of 2023 and four Wildcats were to hear their names called.
Cason Wallace was the first cat to drop out of the board, as ESPN project him to be selected No. 12 overall. Atlanta Hawks. Wallace will also be the Cats’ highest-ranked rookie this season.
Kentucky’s other freshman, Chris Livingston, is the next player expected to be the 22nd overall pick. Philadelphia 76ers.
Oscar Tshiebwe, the reigning National Player of the Year, is still thrown just outside the first round, as ESPN has him No. 36 in the San Antonio Spurs.
The fourth and final Wildcat making the initial draft is Daimion Collins, returning for his second season at Lexington. ESPN pitch him early in the second round, dropping No. 38 overall to the Boston Celtics.
There’s still a lot that can change between now and next summer, but it looks like the Cats are going to have a lot of NBA talent coming back to speak next season.
You can check out ESPN’s entire 2023 fictional draft here.