Surprising no one, Kentucky Wildcats big man Anthony Davis was selected with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets. Davis has been the consensus top pick in the draft since the Wildcats ended their season with a national championship in the NCAA tournament.
SB Nation's Tom Ziller is extremely high on the supremely athletic, 6'10 Davis:
A superlative defender with surprising offensive ability, the big man will allow coach Monty Williams to lean on his versatility while providing the stability all young franchises need. Davis is the surest bet since, well, Greg Oden and Kevin Durant in 2007. (There is no such thing as a "sure thing.") Barring catastrophe, he'll be in the All-Star discussion before his rookie deal ends, and is the overwhelming favorite to be the best player from this draft class years down the road, even if dice-rolls like Andre Drummond pay out.
2012 NBA Draft: Nintendo Edition (via sbnation)