The University of Kentucky dominated last night’s draft. There’s no other way to say it. The UK Wildcats sent a record-tying six players into the NBA last night, and that’s not all. UK also sent the top two picks into the NBA, making this the first time in NBA draft history that the top two players in the draft came from the same university in the same year. Say what you want to about John Calipari, he knows what he’s doing when it comes to the NBA and picking the top talent. Here’s the complete 2012-13 NBA Draft order for your perusal.
As a Kentucky fan, I’m proud of my Wildcats for winning the NCAA title and backing that up by filling the NBA with talent. Anthony Davis (1, New Orleans Hornets) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2, Charlotte Bobcats) are joined by Terrence Jones (18, Houston Rockets), Marquis Teague (29, Chicago Bulls), Doron Lamb (42, Milwaukee Bucks), and Darius Miller (46, Hornets). Joining Davis and Miller in New Orleans is the 10th pick, Duke star Austin Rivers. If any team can win a draft, it would be Charlotte, who appears to have cleaned up.
Last year, UK got 4 players drafted; in 2010, UK sent 5 players into the NBA.
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