POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 6:37pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:39pm
NEW YORK, NY — As expected, the New Orleans Hornets selected Anthony Davis with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
Davis won a National Championship with Kentucky as a freshman last season.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Anthony to the Hornets family,” said General Manager Dell Demps. “Anthony is an incredible person and very talented basketball player. We look forward to him being a part of the sustained success of our franchise on and off the court going forward.”
“I’m excited about having the chance to work with Anthony,” said Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams. “We have added an incredibly talented, athletic big man with great length who is also a proven winner. In getting to know him, he’s also a high-character kid and someone I look forward to helping develop further.”
The Hornets selected Duke's Austin Rivers with the No. 10 pick and still hold the No. 46 picks in the draft.