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Hornets pick Davis, Bobcats take Kidd-Gilchrist

Kentucky forward Anthony Davis celebrates as he cuts the net after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 2, 2012, in New Orleans.  Kentucky beat Kansas 67-59.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Kentucky forward Anthony Davis celebrates as he cuts the net after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 2, 2012, in New Orleans. Kentucky beat Kansas 67-59. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The New Orleans Hornets have selected Anthony Davis with the top overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft. The Charlotte Bobcats took Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the No. 2 pick. It marks the first time in draft history the first two picks came from the same school.

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.

Terrence Jones was selected by the Houston Rockets as the 18th pick.

Marquis Teague was selected by the Chicago Bulls as the 29th pick.

Doron Lamb was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round, as the 42nd overall pick.

Darius Miller was the 47th overall pick, selected by the New Orleans Hornets.


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