NEWARK - It seems like some way or another, history is always being made in the NBA. Thursday night was no exception, as for the first time in history, teammates were selected back-to-back with the first two picks of the NBA Draft. Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, both from the Kentucky Wildcats, were the drafted No. 1 and No. 2 respectively, in the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday at the Prudential Center.
Davis was the consensus No. 1 overall pick, and he was selected by the New Orleans Hornets. Kidd-Gilchrist, however, was not projected by most experts to go as high as he did in the draft. He was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats. Below are the first five picks.
NBA Draft 2012 - Top Five Picks
- New Orleans Hornets - Anthony Davis (Center - Kentucky Wildcats)
- Charlotte Bobcats - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Forward - Kentucky Wildcats)
- Washington Wizards - Bradley Beal (Guard - Florida Gators)
- Cleveland Cavaliers - Dion Waiters (Guard - Syracuse Orange)
- Sacramento Kings - Thomas Robinson (F - Kansas Jayhawks)