The Hornets moved up three spots in the NBA draft lottery Wednesday night to land the No. 1 pick and, in the process, snatched the honor away from Charlotte, Washington and Cleveland.
Kentucky coach John Calipari denied that his program is under NCAA investigation and that he and NBA MVP LeBron James had discussed a package deal for Calipari to coach him in the NBA.
Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie won his first major recruiting battle over his new SEC-rival Florida and a likely consistent tussle with perennial power Duke when Huntington High (W.Va.) power forward Patrick Patterson chose the Wildcats.
With everything going so well at Florida, Billy Donovan saw no reason to pursue the Kentucky opening, Andy Katz writes.