NBA Draft 2012: Predicting Where Each Kentucky Wildcat Basketball Star Lands
All five starters of the Kentucky Wildcats National Championship team declared for the NBA draft on Tuesday and the group will go their separate ways come June 28.
Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones all look to be first-round picks, which is unprecedented.
The five were a closely-knit group who now look to divide and conquer on the NBA scene.
With different team scenarios factoring in, it might be tough to determine each player's level of success at the next level, but trying to pick a landing spot for each star isn't as hard as one might think.
Anthony Davis: Charlotte Bobcats
The dismal Bobcats will hit the lottery, literally and figuratively, when they land Anthony Davis.
He is the best prospect at center in years and he hopes to turn around the direction of the putrid Charlotte franchise.
Davis is a true big man who plays both ends of the court extremely well and he has tremendous shot-blocking prowess.
After becoming a star in his only season in Lexington, Davis looks to do the same in the NBA while finally giving the Bobcats a franchise player to build upon.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Washington Wizards
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Another freshman phenom for John Calipari, Kidd-Gilchrist averaged over 10 points per game during his one-year stint at Kentucky.
His toughness should make him a fan favorite and Kidd-Gilchrist has the ability to guard just about every player on the court.
Kidd-Gilchrist is a player who does everything well and the small forward is just what the Wizards need next to John Wall.
Marquis Teague: Indiana Pacers
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Marquis Teague's play at point guard was good enough to consider him a lottery pick in the early part of the year.
Teague has an amazing first step and attacks the rim well. He should be able to score at the NBA level.
His play dipped during the middle parts of the season, but Teague improved his decision-making and played very well in the NCAA Tournament.
Teague is a tough competitor, and a team like the Indiana Pacers would be thrilled to pick him in the latter parts of Round 1.
Doron Lamb: Philadelphia 76ers
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People may forget than Doron Lamb was the leading scorer in the NCAA Championship game, but now the guard is taking his talents to the NBA.
Lamb makes a lot of sense for a team like Philadelphia in the middle part of Round 1. He is a highly-efficient scorer and has shown he can play point guard if needed.
Terrence Jones: Utah Jazz
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Terrence Jones is one of the most talented players in this draft, but questions about his maturity cause differing opinions on his draft value.
Despite this, its easy to see a team like Utah picking him early and reaping the benefits.
His rebounding at the forward spot will be an asset to Utah, and the Jazz will love his explosiveness around the rim.