Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 6/28/12
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.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

New Jersey Devils fire trail-blazing radio analyst Sherry Ross

Report: Chris Paul, Spurs may have ‘mutual interest’ in deal

Antonio Brown tweets great reaction to relaxed celebration rules

Report: Timberwolves interested in signing Derrick Rose

Report: NFL teams raising ‘concerns’ over games in London

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Doctors unsure whether Isaiah Thomas needs hip surgery

NBA will bring All-Star Game back to Charlotte in 2019

Chelsea cancels Premier League victory parade amid Manchester attack

Rob Gronkowski on field for start of OTAs

Report: Myles Garrett sidelined with minor injury at OTAs

Homer Simpson to be inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

The 'Farewell to the Manu, the Myth, the Legend' quiz

Box Score 5/24: Craig Anderson saves the Senators

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

Box Score 5/23: Preds, Warriors move on to respective Finals

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

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!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 'Farewell to the Manu, the Myth, the Legend' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker