After NBA Combine, Booker & Lyles look pro-ready

05/18/2015 05:03 PM

CHICAGO — The NBA Combine can be a make-or-break opportunity for many pro prospects, and several former Cats passed this year’s tests with flying colors.

Kentucky will have a well-noted seven players available for this year’s NBA Draft, and after last week’s drills and interviews in the Windy City, four of the them hold lottery projections. already had Karl-Anthony Towns (No. 1) and Willie Cauley-Stein (No. 6) listed among the top 14 picks, but Devin Booker (No. 12) and Trey Lyles (No. 17) have since climbed into contention, too.

Booker showed he was more than just a shooter at the Combine, posting the fastest lane agility score of any player in attendance to increase his intrigue as a potential two-way player.

Lyles also pleased scouts with his physical measurements, arriving at the combine with a slimmed-down frame to accompany his “old-man” post game.

KSTV spoke with several UK basketball legends at the Legend’s Open at Hurstbourne Country Club on Tuesday about the seven Wildcat draft hopefuls, and Booker and Lyles came out as two of the most pro-ready players of the bunch.


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