Six From UK Taken In NBA Draft
All six members of the national champion University of Kentucky men’s basketball team who declared for the NBA draft were chosen last night, including four in the first round of 30 picks. It was the first time that six players from a college team were selected in a single draft.
UK had the top two overall picks; Anthony Davis was chosen by the New Orleans Hornets and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats.
Terrence Jones was the number 18 pick, chosen by the Houston Rockets. Marquis Teague was taken by the Chicago Bulls as the 29th overall pick.
Doron Lamb was chosen 42ndby the Milwaukee Bucks and Darius Miller was the 46thoverall pick. He’ll join Anthony Davis in New Orleans.
Louisville’s Kyle Kuric and Chris Smith were eligible for the NBA draft and had worked out for several teams, but were not among the 60 players selected.