Former Wildcat Anthony Davis to go to the Hornets in the NBA draft

Former Wildcat Anthony Davis to go to the Hornets in the NBA draft

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 31: Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts late in the second half against the Louisville Cardinals during the National Semifinal game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on March 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 30 at 10:26 PM

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The New Orleans Hornets were the big winners in the NBA draft lottery Wednesday night.

The Hornets came away with the first overall pick in next month's draft, jumping over Charlotte after having a 13.7 percent chance of landing the No. 1 selection. Former University of Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis is projected to be the No.1 pick.

The Bobcats had to settle for the second choice after owning a 25 percent chance of coming away with the top pick.

Washington has the third pick, following by Cleveland and Sacramento. Brooklyn received the sixth selection but has to give it to Portland as part of a previous trade.

Golden State, Toronto, Detroit and the Hornets round out the top 10. New Orleans received the second lottery pick in a deal with Minnesota.

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