With Nick Richards’ return, E.J. Montgomery’s commitment and Reid Travis’s graduate transfer, Washington is going to be in a weird spot at Kentucky next season. The 6-7 forward with a 7-3 wingspan may never be asked to play his best position.
In the NBA, In that instance, he could bring some plus value offensively as a mismatch.
Wilkes had a somewhat uninspiring freshman campaign for the Bruins, averaging 18.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per 40 minutes while shooting 35.2 percent from 3-point range.
Walker’s combination of athleticism and shot-making is unique among shooting guards in this class.
Jackson was initially hesitant to work out with the Grizzlies sighting concerns over the direction of the franchise, but according to ESPN, Jackson bought into Memphis.
Players this board is high on relative to consensus:
Jaren Jackson (No. 2) — Jackson holds value as a switchable center who is also an elite rim protector. He is generally thought of as a 3-and-D prospect, but his upside is much higher.
Jackson has an underrated handle, is capable of attacking closeouts and even flashed some passing vision. As an 18-year-old, his freshman season compared statistically, per KenPom, to four starting NBA centers: Myles Turner, Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid and Steven Adams. Pretty good. That’s a prospect I’m willing to bet on.
Trae Young (No. 4) — Let’s just put this out there now. Trae Young is not Stephen Curry. That’s OK, though.