Lexington, Ky. – With four University of Kentucky men’s basketball players being selected in the top 13 in last night’s NBA draft, sports analyst and writer Jason Belzer estimates the Wildcats will make more than $60 million combined over the next four years.
In an article on Forbes, Belzer provided 1st round rookie salary projections, which included $25,720,035 for No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
According to estimates, the other Wildcats in the big money include:
Willie Cauley-Stein: $15,350,475
Trey Lyles: $10,386,049
Devin Booker: $9,985,165
Cauley Stein was picked sixth by the Sacramento Kings, Trey Lyles was picked 12th by the Utah Jazz, and Devin Booker was selected 13th by Phoenix Suns.