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TyTy Washington is a top-10 pick in ESPN's latest draft projections

Jack Pilgrim11/30/21


Article written by:On3 imageJack Pilgrim
Photo by Dr. Michael Huang | Kentucky Sports Radio

Two Kentucky Wildcats are listed in ESPN’s latest 2022 NBA Draft projections, highlighted by TyTy Washington in the top ten.

In ESPN’s top 100 draft rankings, Washington came in at No. 10 overall, good for third-best among draft-eligible point guard prospects. Daimion Collins was also included in the first round, coming in at No. 28 overall and fifth among power forwards.

Washington and Collins were the only Kentucky players included in the top 100, meaning the likes of Sahvir Wheeler, Kellan Grady, Keion Brooks Jr., Oscar Tshiebwe, Davion Mintz and Jacob Toppin are currently projected to go undrafted. Of that group, Wheeler, Brooks, Tshiebwe and Toppin have eligibility remaining beyond this season, with CJ Fredrick, Dontaie Allen, Lance Ware, Bryce Hopkins all fitting in that category, as well.

The first round is loaded with familiar names, headlined by Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith and Jalen Duren in the top four. Jaden Hardy, Patrick Baldwin Jr. and Trevor Keels are also included in the top ten.

Check out the first 30 picks below:

  1. Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga)
  2. Paolo Banchero (Duke)
  3. Jabari Smith (Auburn)
  4. Jalen Duren (Memphis)
  5. Jaden Ivey (Purdue)
  6. Jaden Hardy (G League Ignite)
  7. Patrick Baldwin Jr. (Milwaukee)
  8. Trevor Keels (Duke)
  9. Jean Montero (Overtime Elite)
  10. TyTy Washington (Kentucky)
  11. JD Davison (Alabama)
  12. Ousmane Dieng (France)
  13. Keegan Murray (Iowa)
  14. Caleb Houstan (Michigan)
  15. Mark Williams (Duke)
  16. Bennedict Mathurin (Arizona)
  17. Peyton Watson (UCLA)
  18. Bryce McGowens (Nebraska)
  19. Kendall Brown (Baylor)
  20. Yannick Nzosa (DR Congo)
  21. Kennedy Chandler (Tennessee)
  22. Dyson Daniels (Australia)
  23. Max Christie (Michigan State)
  24. Khalifa Diop (Senegal)
  25. Ochai Agbaji (Kansas)
  26. MarJon Beauchamp (G League Ignite)
  27. Wendell Moore Jr. (Duke)
  28. Daimion Collins (Kentucky)
  29. Nikola Jovic (Serbia)
  30. A.J. Griffin (Duke

For ESPN’s newest updated rankings, click here.

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