Kentucky has a wall in its facilities dedicated to former Wildcats that are currently on NBA rosters. Twenty-two former Kentucky players were on NBA teams at some point last season, and that number will increase after the 2016 NBA Draft on Thursday.
The only problem? The wall is running out of room.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) June 23, 2016
Kentucky players Jamal Murray and Skal Labissiere are projected to be lottery picks, while Tyler Ulis is slotted toward the mid to late first round in many draft analysts’ rankings. Wildcats forward Alex Poythress also has a chance to get drafted, but he is viewed as a second-round pick.
If all four players are drafted, there could be an issue. It appears there is only room for three more players on Kentucky’s current display. If not this year, the Wildcats will need to expand the wall next year with another potential group of one-and-done prospects coming to Lexington for the upcoming season.
However, this is a nice problem to have, and Kentucky fans will be happy as long as coach John Calipari keeps recruiting NBA talent.