Nick Richards achieved his dream of being selected in the NBA Draft.
The New Orleans Pelicans selected the former Kentucky Wildcat with the No. 42 pick Wednesday night. The Pelicans traded the draft rights of Richards to the Charlotte Hornets.
Moments after he was picked, Richards received a FaceTime call from John Calipari.
"You deserve it. You worked for it … what are you crying because you're happy? You know I love you, kid." @UKCoachCalipari congratulating @iamnickrichards on his graduation #NBADraft night.#LaFamilia is #BuiltDifferent 😼🏀 pic.twitter.com/oEcyFiRcGy
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) November 19, 2020