Fords mock-draft is a bit early, but it is always fun to see what Cats are making an impact in the media world. Those impact players are Karl Towns (3rd), Willie Cauley-Stein (12th), and Andrew Harrison (28th). His first pick is Jahlil Okafor.
Read what ford had to say about the UK players:
Karl Towns Jr:
Scouts love Towns, who has terrific skills for a player of his size. Towns can shoot from anywhere on the floor and plays with a pretty high basketball IQ. Still, questions abound about his toughness. And his situation at Kentucky -- potentially buried behind Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson -- makes his position near the top of the board tenuous. It remains unclear whether Towns will get the playing time needed to justify such a high selection.
Cauley-Stein is a junior and people are still raving about his upside. Scouts still believe Cauley-Stein could be special. He's a late bloomer who has been learning the game at Kentucky. As he's gotten stronger and more confident, he's turned into a terrific shot-blocker and defender. If Cauley-Stein can show some major improvement offensively this season, he'll have a good shot of cracking the lottery.
Harrison was considered a potential lottery pick last summer. Teams love point guards with his size and NBA body. But Harrison struggled as a freshman shooting and playing the point. He turned the ball over a lot and also couldn't really get by people. He improved as the season went on, however, and helped UK back to the NCAA title game. If he shows major improvement as a sophomore, he'll start moving back up the board. I doubt he ever is considered a lottery talent again, but given the dearth of point guards in the draft, a mid-first-round selection isn't out of the question.
Fords artical can be read here.