Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

2012 NBA Mock Draft: With Tiers, Trade Rumors

After the "Uni-blocker" Anthony Davis at No. 1, the 2012 NBA Draft is wide open.
<p> Athlon Sports' 2012 NBA Mock Draft, complete with trade rumors and a tier breakdown of the various talent drop-offs in the first round of the June 28 draft.</p>

Athlon Sports’ 2012 NBA Mock Draft (updated June 27, 4:45 p.m. ET) breaks down all 30 picks in the first round, highlighting each “tier” of talent and exploring several trade rumors in the opening round of the June 28 draft.

TIER 1
Potential 2012 Olympian, one-man band headed to the Big Easy.

Greatest Kentucky Basketball Team Ever?

John Calipari’s 2012 Kentucky Wildcats or Rick Pitino’s 1996 Kentucky Wildcats?
<p> The greatest Kentucky basketball team ever? John Calipari's 2012 Kentucky Wildcats or Rick Pitino's 1996 Kentucky Wildcats?</p>

John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats play Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals in the Final Four on Saturday in a game that will determine the best team in the Commonwealth this season. But even if UK crushes the U of L, as expected, will Pitino still have bragging rights over Calipari?

NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

John Calipari, Anthony Davis and Kentucky are the Tournament's No. 1 overall seed.
<p> A preview of the South Region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, where John Calipari, Anthony Davis and the Kentucky Wildcats are the No. 1 overall seed but Mike Krzyzewski, Austin Rivers and the Duke Blue Devils await.</p>

2012 NCAA Tournament

SOUTH REGION
Atlanta

Top Two – Kentucky (1), Duke (2)

College Basketball 2011 Preview: Kentucky Wildcats

How far will John Calipari and Kentucky basketball go in 2011?
<p> How far will John Calipari and Kentucky basketball go in 2011?</p>

Though John Calipari’s office overlooks the court at the Kentucky Wildcats' basketball practice facility, he’s not allowed to watch what happens there in the summer. Apparently, he was missing out on quite a show. “I asked about the pickup games, and somebody said, ‘Ooh. Kind of like a couple years ago,’” Calipari says. “So it’s good.”