Noel, Goodwin Selected in First Round of NBA Draft

By: John Hayden - Kentucky Athletic Media Relations
By: John Hayden - Kentucky Athletic Media Relations

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Two former Wildcats were selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., led by Nerlens Noel, who was picked sixth overall by the New Orleans Pelicans, followed by Archie Goodwin who was picked 29th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Following their picks, each player was involved in a proposed trade, Noel going to Philadelphia and Goodwin to Phoenix.

It marked the fourth consecutive NBA draft that Kentucky was represented by multiple players in the first round of the draft. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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