Malik Monk answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Charlotte Hornets as the 11th pick overall during the NBA draft on Thursday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky was once again front and center at the NBA draft, with three of its players selected among the first 14 selections on Thursday night.

As for the rest of the Southeastern Conference? The other 13 schools were shut out of the first round.

Kentucky's dominance in the draft is not a new development. The Wildcats' have produced multiple early draft picks in recent years like John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Karl Anthony-Towns and Anthony Davis. 

This year's group included guard De'Aaron Fox, who was selected at No. 5 by the Sacramento Kings, guard Malik Monk, who went to Charlotte at No. 11, and forward Bam Adebayo, who Miami grabbed at No. 14.

But usually there are at least a few other SEC schools with first-round talent. LSU's Ben Simmons went No. 1 overall last year to the Philadelphia 76ers while Vanderbilt had two players - Wade Baldwin and Damian Jones - selected in the first round.

This year, it was all about Kentucky.

The first SEC player selected outside of Kentucky on Thursday was South Carolina star Sindarius Thornwell, who went to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round with the 48th overall pick.

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