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Davis #1 Overall Pick, Kidd Gilchrist #2

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Hornets have selected Anthony Davis with the top overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.

The 6-foot-11 Davis, nicknamed the "unibrow," has been the consensus No. 1 pick for months, so it was only a matter of the Hornets making the addition of the Kentucky star official.

The 19-year-old Davis, who was The Associated Press Player of the Year as a freshman, will now earn his living in the city where he helped the Wildcats win a national title last spring.

Davis was also named most outstanding player of the Final Four, tying an NCAA championship game record with six blocked shots against Kansas to go with 16 rebounds, five assists and three steals.

He was joined in the draft by teammate Michael Kidd Gilchrist chosen 2nd by the Bobcats, Terrence Jones drafted 18th by the Rockets, Marquis Teague taken 29th by the Bulls, Doron Lamb chosen 42nd by Milwaukee and Darius Miller selected 46th by New Orleans.

It marks the first time ever one team produced the 1st and 2nd overall picks. It's also the first team has had 6 players drafted in the current 2 round format.


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