NBA Draft 2012: Pictures of Anthony Davis and more new pro players

nba-draft-2012-class-gi.jpgOn Thursday, June 28, the best college basketball players in the country gathered at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. for the 2012 NBA Draft. While not all of these guys will become the next NBA MVP like LeBron James, they've all certainly got great careers ahead of them in the NBA.

Check out a few pictures from the event:

So, who had the honor of being selected first in the first round of the draft? Anthony Davis of the Kentucky Wildcats, who went to the New Orleans Hornets.

anthony-davis-nba-draft-2012-gi.jpgConnecticut Huskies player Andre Drummond gets emotional after the Detroit Pistons selected him as number nine overall in the draft.

andre-drummond-nba-draft-2012-gi.jpgMeyers Leonard of the Illinois Fighting Illini, Anthony Davis of the Kentucky Wildcats and Tyler Zeller of the North Carolina Tar Heels all await their fates before the first round of the draft.

nba-draft-2012-players-gi.jpgMeyers Leonard, who was selected No. 11 overall by the Portland Trail Blazers, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern. Love the height difference.

meyers-leonard-nba-draft-2012-gi.jpg A snazzily dressed Terrence Ross of the Washington Huskies went No. eight overall to the Toronto Raptors.

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