The Kansas Jayhawks currently have a trio of players with their names entered for the NBA Draft, and could see the first draft class with three KU players drafted since 2011.
Kansas basketball hasn't had three players selected in the same draft since Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, and Josh Selby were all taken in the 2011 draft. However, Gradey Dick, Jalen Wilson, and Kevin McCullar Jr have a chance to change that come June.
Gradey Dick wasn't originally supposed to be a one year player, but played his way into a lottery pick projection this season. Bleacher Report has him being selected by the Dallas Mavericks 10th overall in the draft.
Jalen Wilson was a finalist for the college player of the year, but he is more undersized and physically underwhelming compared to Dick. Bleacher Report projects Wilson to be selected by the Denver Nuggets 40th overall, with many outlets considering Wilson an early-mid 2nd round pick.
McCullar is currently projected to go undrafted, but his defensive intensity and versatility could vault him into the later stages of the second round. It is important to remember that McCullar has not hired an agent, and could elect to Lawrence for another season of college basketball.
The 2023 NBA Draft will take place on June 22nd from the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York.