The NBA is gaining three Kentucky Wildcats. Jamal Murray was drafted at number seven by the Denver Nuggets. UK had more players drafted than any other team and the SEC had seven players drafted overall just edged out by the ACC with eight being picked.
We are less than 24 hours away from Commissioner David Stern announcing the first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. As of right now, most experts still have short-lived UK star Nerlens Noel as the number one pick. On the other hand, since Noel tore his ACL midway through his first season with Cats, some experts have shifted Noel to the second pick in favor of Kansas guard Ben McLemore.
As Animal Kingdom was winning the 137th Kentucky Derby, Wildcat Kingdom was celebrating the return of UK freshman star Terrence Jones for his sophomore year. Even without point guard Brandon Knight, the 'Cats figure to be loaded for 2011-2012.