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NBA mock draft roundup: Where will the Cats end up?

From left, Kentucky forward Trey Lyles, guard Andrew Harrison, center Dakari Johnson, guard Devin Booker and forward Willie Cauley-Stein were all smiles after Harrison scored on an acrobatic drive to the basket.
From left, Kentucky forward Trey Lyles, guard Andrew Harrison, center Dakari Johnson, guard Devin Booker and forward Willie Cauley-Stein were all smiles after Harrison scored on an acrobatic drive to the basket. Herald-Leader

Updated NBA mock drafts began hitting the Web as soon as the results of Tuesday night’s draft lottery became final, and former UK standout Karl-Anthony Towns seemingly has a great shot of being selected with the No. 1 pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Several mock drafts have Willie Cauley-Stein joining fellow former UK center DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento, while Devin Booker and Trey Lyles remain possibilities to join Towns and Cauley-Stein in the lottery.

Dakari Johnson, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison are all widely viewed as possible second-round picks for now.

Visit Ben Roberts' Next Cats blog for a closer look at where UK’s former players are currently situated in several NBA mock drafts (the actual draft is June 25 in Brooklyn).

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