Record 7 Kentucky players intend to enter NBA draft

Apr 9, 2015 4:57 PM by Ross Field

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has a lot of spots to fill now that a record seven players have announced they will enter the NBA draft.

In a news conference Thursday, 7-footers Willie Cauley-Stein, twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison and freshman forwards Karl-Anthony Towns and Trey Lyles all said they will turn pro.

Also entering are 7-0 reserve center Dakari Johnson and backup shooting guard Devin Booker, completing an exodus by the Wildcats' top seven scorers.

The 6-11 Towns could be the first player chosen overall on June 28 and Cauley-Stein and Lyles could soon follow with both projected as possible lottery selections. Booker is also a potential first-rounder, with the rest projected to go in the second.

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