NBA Draft

Local News
6:50 am
Fri June 27, 2014

2 Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals' Russ Smith Chosen in NBA Draft

Julius Randle
Credit Eleanor Hasken/Kentucky Kernel

Two Kentucky Wildcats, a Louisville Cardinals and an Indiana Hoosier were among the area college basketball players chosen Thursday night in the NBA Draft.

The Wildcats' Julius Randle was chosen seventh by the Los Angeles Lakers. His teammate James Young was chosen by the Boston Celtics with the 17th pick.

The AP reports:

Randle was the SEC's freshman of the year while helping the Wildcats to the NCAA championship game. He had 24 games with at least 10 points and 10 rebounds, the second-most by a freshman in Division I history.

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Local News
11:21 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Indiana's Oladipo, Zeller in Top Five of NBA Draft; UK's Noel Goes Sixth

Indiana standouts Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller and Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel were among the first ten players selected in the first round of the National Basketball Association draft Thursday night.

Oladipo, drafted by the Orlando Magic, was the second overall pick. Zeller was fourth in the draft, chosen by the Charlotte Bobcats.

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Sports
12:02 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Six From UK Taken In NBA Draft; Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist Top Picks

Anthony Davis

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.

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