UK Makes History, Goes 1-2 In NBA Draft

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Updated: 6/29/2012 12:10 am
Kentucky's Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist became the first players from the same school ever to be picked No. 1 and 2 in the NBA draft.

NEWARK, NJ - Kentucky made NBA Draft history once again Thursday night with Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist becoming the first players from the same school ever to be selected No. 1 and No. 2 in the NBA Draft.

Davis was the worst kept secret in the draft. He's been the expected top pick since the New Orleans Hornets won the NBA Draft Lottery. Although, Davis said "it was a surprise" to him because the Hornets didn't tell him they were definitely taking him.

Moments after Davis joined John Wall as the second UK player ever to be drafted No. 1, Kidd-Gilchrist went No. 2 to the Charlotte Bobcats.

New Orleans paired Davis with one of his Kentucky teammates by selecting Darius Miller in the second round with the 46th pick.

The Houston Rockets will also have a pair of former Cats. Terrence Jones went to Houston with the 18th pick and joins former UK standout Patrick Patterson.

Marquis Teague went No. 29 to the Chicago Bulls to give Kentucky a total of four players picked in the first round.

Doron Lamb landed in Milwaukee. The Bucks used the 43rd overall pick to take UK's sharp shooter.
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