Freshman PF (Kentucky) 6'10" 215 lbs. DOB: 3/11/1993
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2010-2011 Season (HS): 32 points, 22 rebounds, 8 blocks from here.
2011-2012 Season: 19 games, 13.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, .9 assists, 1 turnover, 1.5 steals, 4.7 blocks, 65.8/69.9%
July 7, 2011
Davis was only 6'2" entering his junior year of high school, which explains his uncanny ball-handling ability. Playing for a small school in Chicago, Davis was often used as the team's primary ball handler and distributor, even after his growth spurt. He is widely considered the top incoming prospect this season due to his incredible versatility.
Davis will have to fight for playing time with fellow forwards Terrence Jones and Michael Gilchrist, but there's no doubt he'll find a way to make an impact. In order to become a truly elite NBA prospect, Davis will have to embrace his role as a big man rather than a point forward. He needs to add strength, but some compare his best-case outcome to Kevin Garnett.
January 20, 2012
Anthony Davis has already obliterated the single season Kentucky block record, and is on pace for the sixth best single season total ever. He is also shooting 65.8% from the field (for 13.8 points per) and gathering 10.4 rebounds per game. Davis was considered an upside pick at the beginning of the season (and he still is), but he's also a contender for National POY honors. He alters every shot taken while he's on the floor, and his length will be a factor in the open floor at the next level. Davis struggled early this season against quality competition (North Carolina and Indiana), but made some plays at critical times. He is still learning how to be a big man, but it's safe to say the transition has been smooth so far. Davis is a sure-bet top three pick and the current favorite to go first overall.