Wildcats make NBA draft history

Wildcats make NBA draft history

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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 28: (L-R) Anthony Davis, head coach John Calipari and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Kentucky Wildcats pose during the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at Prudential Center on June 28, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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by WHAS11 Sports

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 2 at 10:20 AM

(WHAS11) -- The University of Kentucky made history in the first round of the NBA draft. Player of the year Anthony Davis was drafted first to the New Orleans Hornets. The Charlotte Bobcats then took Michael Kidd-Gilchrist marking the first time in history two players from the same school have gone first and second overall.

In total four Kentucky players were drafted in the first round. Terrence Jones went to the Houston Rockets and Marquis Teague went to the Chicago Bulls. Both Kentucky and North Carolina had four player drafted in the first round.

Kentucky's Doron Lamb went to the Milwaukee Bucks and Darius Miller went to the New Orleans Hornets.

Click on the links below to view WHAS11's full coverage of the NBA draft!

Photos: A look back at the decade's No. 1 draft picks

Raw video: Interview with No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis

Hornets select Davis with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Bobcats select Kidd-Gilchrist as No. 2 pick

 

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