Karl-Anthony Towns remained the No. 1 pick in ESPN’s newly expanded NBA mock draft, which was released Wednesday morning and now includes six of UK’s seven draft-eligible players.
ESPN analyst Chad Ford writes that Towns is “not a done deal” to the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 1 pick, but that’s the most likely scenario with eight days remaining until the draft.
Devin Booker goes No. 9 to the Hornets, followed by Willie Cauley-Stein to the Pacers at No. 11. Cauley-Stein went No. 6 to the Kings in ESPN’s previous mock draft, which was posted a couple of weeks ago.
The other former UK players included in the new mock draft are Trey Lyles (No. 17 to Milwaukee), Dakari Johnson (No. 40 to Miami) and Andrew Harrison (No. 53 to Cleveland).
Aaron Harrison is the only draft-eligible former UK player who was not included in Wednesday’s update, which expanded to all 60 picks for the first time this year. Previous mock drafts from ESPN included only the first round.