2012 NBA Draft Las Vegas Odds: Hornets Selected Anthony Davis
Friday, June 29, 2012
John Calipari keeps bringing in kids, and keeps churning out pros. The Kentucky Wildcats head coach saw two of his one-year wonders beat the 2013 NBA Championship Odds by going No. 1 and 2 respectively in the 2012 NBA Draft.
The Kentucky Wildcats became the first NCAA basketball program to ever produce the No. 1 and 2 picks, when the New Orleans Hornets selected Anthony Davis at No. 1 and the Charlotte Bobcats nabbed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 2. You think Calipari's crying about it? Naw, this just gives him more ammo when recruiting new blue chip recruits to his program.
"Somebody told me they are going to call it the Blue Room instead of the Green Room," a beaming Calipari told the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Calipari will always be accused of cheating his way to the top, but even his biggest haters have to admit that he doesn't even need to bend NCAA rules anymore, the program is running downhill.
Davis a 6-10 monster with Tim Duncan-like skill set, was a lock to go No. 1 overall (maybe now somebody will get him to shave that unibrow). The surprises came after the first pick. Everyone thought Michael Jordan and his Bobcats were taking Bradley Beal No. 2 overall, but MJ instead went for Kidd-Gilchrist, who at least has the athletecism to bring some excitement to Charlotte.
The Washington Wizards went next and selected Beal, who should make for a mean back-court teamate for John Wall as he's considered the best shooter in the draft.
Check below for the rest of the first round. Oh, and those wondering the NCAA Odds to win the 2012-2013 NCAA Championship after Calipari lost another pool of talent? Kentucky is still favored to win it all at 15/2.
1. Hornets, Anthony Davis, PF
2. Bobcats, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF
3. Wizards, Bradley Beal, SG
4. Cavaliers, Dion Waiters, SG
5. Kings, Thomas Robinson, PF
6. Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard, PG
7. Warriors, Harrison Barnes, SF
8. Raptors, Terrence Ross, SG
9. Pistons, Andre Drummond, C
10. Hornets, Austin Rivers, SG
11. Trail Blazers, Meyers Leonard, C
12. Rockets, Jeremy Lamb, SG
13. Suns, Kendall Marshall, PG
14. Bucks, John Henson, PF
15. 76ers, Maurice Harkless, SF
16. Rockets, Royce White, SF
17. Mavericks, Tyler Zeller, C
18. Rockets, Terrence Jones, PF
19. Magic, Andrew Nicholson, PF
20. Nuggets, Evan Fournier, SG
21. Celtics, Jared Sullinger, PF
22. Celtics, Fab Melo, C
23. Hawks, John Jenkins, SG
24. Cavaliers, Jared Cunningham, SG
25. Grizzlies, Tony Wroten Jr., PG
26. Pacers, Miles Plumlee, PF
27. Heat, Arnett Moultrie, PF
28. Thunder, Perry Jones, PF
29. Bulls, Marquis Teague, PG
30. Warriors, Festus Ezeli, C
- 2013 NCAA Basketball Championship Las Vegas Odds: Kentucky the Favorite
- NCAA Championship Free Picks: Kansas Jayhawks vs Kentucky Wildcats
- 2012 Final Four Predictions: Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats
- Las Vegas 2012 Final Four Basketball Odds: Louisville vs Wildcats
- Elite Eight Predictions: Baylor Bears vd Kentucky Wildcats