Bobcats select Kidd-Gilchrist with No. 2 pick

Bobcats select Kidd-Gilchrist with No. 2 pick

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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 28: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (R) of the Kentucky Wildcats greets NBA Commissioner David Stern (L) after he was selected number two overall by the Charlotte Bobcats 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 Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats have selected Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the second overall pick in the NBA draft, marking the first time two players from the same school have gone first and second overall.

The Bobcats had been in trade talks with several teams regarding the No. 2 pick before making Kidd-Gilchrist their highest draft pick in franchise history since selecting Connecticut center Omeka Okafor second overall in 2004.

The Bobcats finished with the worst winning percentage in the league in last year, but lost out on the rights to select consensus No. 1 pick Anthony Davis after losing the NBA lottery to the New Orleans Hornets. The 6-foot-7 Kidd-Gilchrist played only one season at Kentucky, where he helped them to a championship along with Davis.

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