The Kentucky Wildcats became the first team in history to have two of its players picked number 1 in 2 during the NBA draft. Anthony Davis was taken number 1 by the New Orleans Hornets and his former teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went number 2 to the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Associated Press reports that Kentucky’s entire starting five could be scooped up by the end of the first round.
Davis, who recently trademarked his unibrow, said:
“It’s crazy… Michael (Kidd-Gilchrist) is a great player. We have two down and four more to go. Hopefully all of them will go in the first round.”
Just a few months ago Anthony Davis, a freshman, led his team to the NCAA Championship in New Orleans. Now he’ll be heading down to the big easy to start his NBA career.
“I just want to come in and do the best I can.”
Davis, who stands 6 foot 10, averaged 14.2 per game during his first and only year at Kentucky. He also averaged 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 blocks.
1. New Orleans Hornets: Kentucky forward Anthony Davis
2. Charlotte Bobcats: Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3. Washington Wizards: Florida guard Bradley Beal
4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Syracuse guard Dion Waiters
5. Sacramento Kings: Kansas forward Thomas Robinson
6. Portland Trail Blazers: Weber State guard Damian Lillard
7. Golden State Warriors: North Carolina forward Harrison Barnes
8. Toronto Raptors: Washington guard Terrence Ross
9. Detroit Pistons: Connecticut center Andre Drummond
10. New Orleans Hornets: Duke guard Austin Rivers
Here’s a video of Anthony Davis at the NBA draft.
You can watch a live video of the NBA draft here.