As in almost every year, there's a handful of players that use the NCAA Tournament as their final interview for the big time. Brandon Knight is one of those players.
He was huge in wins over West Virginia and North Carolina en route to a Final Four appearance for the Kentucky Wildcats. The team that seems to shed its skin each season and still pump out yet another championship contender did it yet again.
Now, Knight waits his fate in the NBA draft. Almost certainly a lottery pick, if not a top five selection, Knight will be ready to make immediate contributions to his new squad. There's even a chance that he'll get to team up with Enes Kanter, who he should have been playing with at Kentucky.
Here's the latest look at the first round of the draft, which is set to take place on June 23.
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|1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke||16. Philadelphia 76ers: Donatas Motiejunas, PF, Lithuania|
|2. Cleveland Cavaliers: Derrick Williams, SF, Arizona||17. New York Knicks: Kenneth Faried, PF, Morehead State
|3. Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Diego State ||18. Washington Wizards: Markieff Morris, PF, Kentucky
|4. Washington Wizards: Enes Kanter, C, Turkey||19. Charlotte Bobcats: Klay Thompson, SG, Washington State|
|5. Sacramento Kings: Brandon Knight, PG, Kentucky||20. Minnesota Timberwolves: Nikola Mirotic, SF, Serbia|
|6. Utah Jazz: Kemba Walker, PG, Connecticut||21. Portland Trailblazers: Darius Morris, PG, Michigan
|7. Detroit Pistons: Jonas Valanciunas, PF, Lithuania||22. Denver Nuggets: Nolan Smith, SG, Duke
|8. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jan Vesely, PF, Czech Republic ||23. Houston Rockets: Chris Singleton, SF, Florida State
|9. Charlotte Bobcats: Bismack Biyombo, PF, Congo ||24. Oklahoma City Thunder: Tyler Honeycutt, SF, UCLA|
|10. Milwaukee Bucks: Tristan Thompson, PF, Texas||25. Boston Celtics: Jordan Williams, C, Maryland
|11. Golden State Warriors: Marcus Morris, PF, Kansas||26. Dallas Mavericks: Davis Bertans, SF, Latvia|
|12. Utah Jazz: Alec Burks, SG, Colorado||27. New Jersey Nets: Tobias Harris, PF, Tennessee
|13. Phoenix Suns: Jimmer Fredette, PG, BYU||28. Chicago Bulls: Travis Leslie, SG, Georgia
|14. Houston Rockets: Reggie Jackson, PG, Boston College ||29. San Antonio Spurs: Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil|
|15. Indiana Pacers: Jordan Hamilton, SF, Texas ||30. Chicago Bulls: Trey Thompkins, PF, Georgia