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Kentucky's Kevin Knox appears to be rising up NBA Draft boards

Former Kentucky forward Kevin Knox (5) went up for a dunk against Morehead State on Oct. 30, 2017, in Lexington. The 6-foot-9 forward is reportedly rising up NBA Draft boards after putting in strong workouts.
Former Kentucky forward Kevin Knox (5) went up for a dunk against Morehead State on Oct. 30, 2017, in Lexington. The 6-foot-9 forward is reportedly rising up NBA Draft boards after putting in strong workouts.

The NBA Draft is almost a week away and one former Kentucky player has started to push his way up the draft boards.

According to ESPN draft guru Jonathan Givony, ex-UK forward Kevin Knox is making a bid to be a top-10 pick when the draft takes place Thursday, June 21, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.



  • 1 - Phoenix: DeAndre Ayton, Arizona

  • 2 - Sacramento: Marvin Bagley, Duke

  • 3 - Atlanta: Jaren Jackson, Michigan State

  • 4 - Memphis: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid

  • 5 - Dallas: Mohamed Bamba, Texas

  • 6 - Orlando: Wendell Carter, Duke

  • 7 - Chicago: Trae Young, Oklahoma

  • 8 - Cleveland: Michael Porter, Missouri

  • 9 - New York: Collin Sexton, Alabama

  • 10 - Philadelphia: Mikal Bridges, Villanova

  • 11 - Charlotte: Kevin Knox, Kentucky

  • 12 - LA Clippers: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kentucky

Here's the NBA Draft order for this year's first round:

NBA Draft first round 2017

PickTeamPlayerSchool
1PhiladelphiaMarkelle FultzWashington
2LA LakersLonzo BallUCLA
3BostonJayson TatumDuke
4PhoenixJosh JacksonKansas
5SacramentoDe'Aaron FoxKentucky
6OrlandoJonathan IsaacFlorida State
7Chicago (trade)Lauri MarkkanenFinland
8New YorkFgrank NtilikinaFrance
9DallasDennis Smith, Jr.North Carolina State
10PortlandZach CollinsGonzaga
11CharlotteMalik MonkKentucky
12DetroitLuke KennardDuke
13Utah (trade)Donovan MitchellLouisville
14MiamiBam AdebayoKentucky
15SacramentoJustin JacksonNorth Carolina
16Minnesota (trade)Justin PattonCreighton
17MilwaukeeD.J. WilsonMichigan
18IndianaT.J. LeafIndiana
19AtlantaJohn CollinsWake Forest
20SacramentoHarry GilesDuke
21Oklahoma CityTerrance FergusonArizona
22BrooklynJarrett AllenTexas
23TorontoOG AnunobyIndiana
24Denver (trade)Tyler LydonSyracuse
25Philadelphia (trade)Anzejs PasecniksLatvia
26PortlandCaleb SwaniganPurdue
27LA LakersKyle KuzmaUtah
28Utah (trade)Tony BradleyNorth Carolina
29San AntonioDerrick WhiteColorado-Colorado Springs
30LA Lakers (trade)Josh HartVillanova
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