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2012 NBA Draft: Kentucky Teammates Anthony Davis And Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Go One, Two To New Orleans Hornets And Charlotte Bobcats

The NBA Draft has kicked off and, as expected, Anthony Davis of the Kentucky Wildcats went No. 1 overall to the New Orleans Hornets.

Davis almost immediately will become the new face of the franchise. Since Chris Paul was traded last year, the Hornets have struggled. Further forcing Davis to the forefront is the fact that the team recently unloaded center Emeka Okafor.

Ever since Davis announced his intentions to leave school early and enter the draft, it was assumed he would be the top pick. Now that that's happened, he can begin the long road to becoming an impact player.

Davis' Kentucky teammate, Michael Kidd-Gilcrhist, went No. 2 to the Charlotte Bobcats. There was talk of the team trading the pick, but that did not happen and they used it to select the freshman.

For more on the draft, stay tuned to this Storystream as we'll be following the event throughout the night.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.