The suspense is over. The New Orleans Hornets have the first pick in the 2012 draft.
The ESPN announcement transformed—as only ESPN can—something as mundane as announcing the order teams select into reality TV, complete with eerie, suspense-inducing music.
For the most part, teams will pick in the exact order we expected since the regular season has ended—but with one major change.
The Hornets were pegged to pick fourth but leap-frogged into the top spot. The No. 1 overall pick will go along with the No. 10 pick, giving New Orleans fans plenty to look forward to.
But now that it’s official, let’s take a look at who will be heading where, come draft night.