Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Football conference, huh? The Southeastern Conference enjoyed watching a flurry of action early on in the first round of the NBA Draft in Newark, N.J., with the first three players selected all hailing from league members. Kentucky freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were joined by Florida guard Bradley Beal, respectively, as the first three names announced by NBA commissioner David Stern. Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist went Nos. 1 and 2, the first time that two players from the same school were selected as the top two picks in the same draft. Beal, at the No. 3 spot, was the highest Gator selected since Atlanta's Al Horford in the 2007 NBA Draft. It is a significant accomplishment for a conference primarily known as a football factory and basketball afterthought, but this was a long time coming after the season the SEC enjoyed. Kentucky reclaimed national supremacy with its star-studded roster. Kentucky had four players selected in the first round, which tied North Carolina for the most players drafted in the first round. The SEC ended up with eight players drafted in the first round most of any conference. Vanderbilt's John Jenkins and Festus Ezeli, Kentucky's Terrence Jones and Marquis Teague and Mississippi State forward Arnette Moultrie were also first-round selections.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Giants dethrone Royals in Game 1 of World Series

Wife of Royals pitcher leaves World Series ticket as tip

Report: Chandler Jones to miss a month with hip injury

Lance Briggs left Bears' locker room to avoid the fighting

Could the Seahawks have gotten more for Percy Harvin?

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Favre delays Lambeau return due to Bart Starr’s health

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Fan in critical condition after being beaten before Bears game

Ben Roethlisberger rips the media

Tim Tebow: Gators don't have offensive leadership, lack heart

Colts punter asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in face

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1 loss at World Series

Matt Flynn had a blast at Pearl Jam concert

Report: Back injury could end Nathan Horton's career

Report: Ray Rice files grievance against Ravens

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups E – H

PHOTO: Fans place Manning’s 509 football in Hall of Fame

Jets sign Jeremy Kerley to $16M 4-year extension

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Lego stadiums: turning a childhood hobby into a business

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge' and 'sizzle'

Blackhawks make leukemia patient's dream come true

College football's post-Week 8 Playoff projection

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1

Rice files grievance against Ravens

UEFA Champions League midway report

Cowboys release Michael Sam

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge'

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

Ben Roethlisberger rips media

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Pistorius sentenced to five years

Lane Kiffin trashed in political ad

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.