As of last night, KSI is hearing:
– Teams are intrigued with Jarred Vanderbilt’s game. One scout sees him “as a very poor man’s Ben Simmons”, but as a whole, teams are worried about how prone he is to injury. As of right now, he’s far from having a first round guarantee. (CHANCES OF RETURNING: 80%)
– PJ Washington wants to be a pro, but the people in his corner are starting to find out that it’s not the best idea. There was a feeling for awhile that his parents were behind him going pro this year, but with each passing day he’s more likely to return. He’s projected as a first rounder in 2019. (CHANCES OF RETURNING: 70%)
– Wenyen Gabriel was not invited to the NBA combine, which is great news for Kentucky fans. It’s been said for awhile that Gabriel has family matters pushing him to go pro. Gabriel wants to be a pro as well, but with him not having a combine invite and him being a semester away from graduating, it’s likely that he’s poised to return. (Chances of returning: 70%)
– Hamidou Diallo is skipping the NBA combine. Well of course…he already had one of the best NBA combines in history last year.
– Keep an eye on 4 star center Aidan Igiehon. Kentucky has been showing increased interest. Referred to as “Bam 2.0”, Igiehon is poised to jump up to 5 star status sooner rather than later.
– Told that Tyrese Maxey is still picking Kentucky and will reclassify to 2018. Maxey is committing on Tuesday.
– Memphis is picking up major steam for James Wiseman. Penny’s first season at Memphis will be the determining factor on where Wiseman goes.
– Someone behind the scenes at UK says that Nick Richards “is going to be a totally different player” in 2018/2019. “He could average 10 & 8 a game, it’s all about building his confidence up.”
– Kenny Payne’s son, Zan will be playing at Kentucky. That could very well be the biggest news of the weekend, as BBN will get to enjoy Kenny for at least 4 more years.