Kentucky set a new standard for dominance in winning the 2012 national title, but the six core players from that team now face a very different challenge. With the entire sextet having been chosen in last week’s NBA draft, they’ll be trying to find a niche on some very different—and decidedly less impressive—rosters than the one John Calipari assembled in Lexington a season ago.
One player who will have very little to worry about when it comes to his new role is top pick Anthony Davis. The shot-swatting center joins a Hornets team that had few useful big men (and returns even fewer), leaving ample playing time for him to grab in his first NBA season.
Read on for more on how Davis and the rest of Kentucky’s latest draftees will mesh with their new teams next year.