DeAndre Daniels

Arlington CT 4/7/2014 UConn Huskies forward DeAndre Daniels, 2, takes a shot during the second half. Uconn won the game by a score of 60 to 54. The University of Connecticut Huskies mens basketball team played the University of Kentucky Wildcats, in the championship game of the NCAA Division I mens basketball tournament in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas. RICHARD MESSINA | rmessina@courant.com ORG XMIT: B583650473Z.1 (Richard Messina / Hartford Courant / April 8, 2014)

The NBA draft is Thursday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) at the Barclays Center in New York.

Mock drafts have Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, Duke forward Jabari Parker and Australian guard Dante Exum as locks to be picked in the top 5. However, Kentucky forward Julius Randle, Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, Indiana forward Noah Vonleh, Arizona forward Aaron Gordon and Creighton forward Doug McDermott could all push their way into the first few picks. Kansas center Joel Embiid, who was predicted by many to go No. 1 overall until it was announced Thursday that he has a broken foot, likely will still be taken in the first few picks, as well.

Although they likely won't be lottery picks, two former UConn players, Shabazz Napier and DeAndre Daniels, are projected to be picked. Here are some projections for the two players (* denotes mock draft only had first round):

Shabazz Napier, UConn (2010-2014): The 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard from Roxbury, Mass., graduated as one of the most-decorated players in UConn history. In addition to winning two national championships, he was the AAC player of the year and a first-team All-American as a senior and was a two-time first-team all-conference selection. In a program-best 143 career games, he averaged 13.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals. He is the only Husky to score more than 1,500 points and have more than 500 assists.

ESPN ranking: No. 22 overall, No. 6 PG, Projection: mid-first round

NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper (6/19): No. 26 to the Miami Heat

DraftExpress.com's Jonathan Givony (6/20): No. 24 to the Charlotte Hornets

*ESPN's Chad Ford (6/19): No. 19 to the Chicago Bulls

*ESPN's Jeff Goodman (5/29): No. 24 to the Charlotte Hornets

*SI.com's Chris Mannix (6/18): No. 26 to the Miami Heat

*Sheridan Hoops' Joe Kotch (6/19): No. 29 to the Oklahoma City Thunder

NBADraft.net (6/19): No. 20 to the Toronto Raptors

NBA Draft Insider (6/19): No. 42 to the Houston Rockets

NetScouts' Carl Berman (5/23): No. 19 to the Chicago Bulls

*Fox Sports' Reid Forgrave (6/16): No. 17 to the Boston Celtics

*Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman (6/15): No. 26 to the Miami Heat

CBSSports.com's Zach Harper (6/19): No. 26 to the Miami Heat

*SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell (6/18): No. 24 to the Charlotte Hornets

*HoopsHype (6/20): No. 20 to the Toronto Raptors

*Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears (6/17): No. 26 to the Miami Heat