None of Kentucky's underclassmen, including Davis — the consensus national player of the year — have declared that they are leaving UK for the NBA. However, Kentucky coach John Calipari said again Friday that he hopes UK has six first-round picks — the five underclassmen plus senior Darius Miller.
Kamalsky and Isaacson vary the most on their opinions about senior Darius Miller, the one Kentucky player who does not have to declare his intentions to leave UK early to be part of June's draft.
"I see Miller a little higher than I thought him previously. Originally, I saw him end of the second round if he was drafted. Now, I think he has worked his way up to the middle of the second round (40-50 range)," Isaacson said. "He will benefit from an extended run in the D League and can be a decent role player in a couple of years."
Kamalsky doesn't foresee Miller in the Developmental League, not after his "play down the stretch" of the NCAA raised his draft status in Kamalsky's opinion.
"I think he has an outside chance to be one of the last picks of the first round if things fall his way before the draft. He definitely proved a lot more than some of the others players we currently have slated to go in the second round and I see him falling closer to the front of the second round than the middle when its all said and done," Kamalsky said.
Isaacson says draft projections could come more into focus soon as more players make their intentions known about whether they will stay in school or go to the?NBA.
"I think we will get a much better understanding of how this draft class is going to shape up. Personally, I think this is going to be better than last year in terms of depth and pre-draft workouts will become more important than ever in trying to separate players," Isaacson said.