UK's Davis ranks among greats
The Kentucky freshman does even more than his stats would indicate
On Nov. 11, 2011, Anthony Davis made his debut at Kentucky, recording 23 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in just 23 minutes in the Wildcats' 108-58 win against Marist. The game marked just the third time in UK's storied history that a player had put up at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first outing, putting Davis in the company of Sam Bowie (1979) and Terrence Jones (2010). "For me to be in that category is just awesome," Davis said afterward. "Terrence and Sam, they're great players and I'm just glad to be in that category with them."
It turns out Davis was just getting started. On Saturday, the 6-foot-10 freshman will take the floor against the Louisville Cardinals in the Final Four as a first-team All-American. His team is the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and rated as the overwhelming favorite to win the national championship. It is a foregone conclusion that, assuming Davis chooses to avail himself of the opportunity, he will be the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
I would venture to say that's a fairly impressive resume for a 19-year-old. What else can there possibly be to add to a profile as golden as this when we take a closer look at the freshman's actual performance on a possession-by-possession basis?
Would you believe: Plenty?
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