Well, we're waiting!! Us impatient bunch of UK sports fans are chomping at the bit wanting any news, BS or otherwise, with regard to the status of our pro prospects. This has been, by far, the biggest hush hush and on the QT post season in the Calipari era. But we have a few small tidbits of "speculatory" info to pass along.
Julius Randle (Still 4th and 5th pick)
We are hearing that Randle is torn but will likely enter the 2014 NBA Draft. I cannot buy into one little nugget of info passed along to us today that Jabari Parker's decision (who entered the Draft today) would influence Randle's decision. Yes, if Parker would have stayed in school Randle may have added a few zeros to his first NBA paycheck but this is too far-fetched to be true. We appreciate the info but we are simply not buying it.
James Young (From 11th to 17th)
Two words... HE GONE.
Aaron Harrison (2nd round)
The Harrison brothers are not hearing what they wanted to hear. The word on the street, and other UK sports sites, is the Harrison bros are disappointed thus far with regard to their perceived NBA stock. Aaron has not broke the 1st round in any reputable mock draft boards. There is an amazing upside to returning.
Andrew Harrison (30th pick to early 2nd round)
Andrew is breaking into the 1st round on a few mock draft boards.
Alex Poythress (56th pick on one Mock Draft)
Alex really needs to return to school and graduate next year (he is on the 3 year plan) but the news we are getting is that he may actually jump into the draft. As amazing as that sounds it may be a fact. He is currently the 56th pick on one mock draft and totally non existent on 2 others.
Prediction: Gone (I can't believe I wrote that but this is what I believe at the moment)
Dakari Johnson (Not even on the board)
It seemed that Dakari Johnson had some momentum on a few mock draft boards but according to the updates he is fading. There are more than a few big bodies to go around coming out of Europe so Dakari may be back. One other little speculatory piece of intel to pass along is that some are speculating that Dakari may seek a transfer or go play in Europe. It blew our hair back when we heard this. The only thing we can conclude (if true, and I seriously doubt it) is that Dakari may be worried about his status next year with Cauley-Stein returning and Towns and Lyles arriving. We will have to wait and see. But it makes sense in a way.
Prediction: Transfer or Euro League
There you have it, for better or for worse. We pass along the intel we get, crazy or not, but at least crazy news is some news.