Davis took a few minutes to talk to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi about his commitment to the Cats. In a theme we’ve never before been exposed to, Coach Cal seems to have been a major selling point for the latest lights-out recruit to pick the Blue and White. [HT: AllKyHoops]
“Coach Calipari is easy to talk to and he listens to what you are saying,” said Davis, who’s parents had some academic questions answered by Kentucky President Dr. Lee T. Todd, Jr. on his visit before he would commit. “[Calipari] will be a father figure to me away from home. He’s a demanding coach that will not tell me what I want to hear, but what I need to hear to improve.”
Of course, the opportunity to play with Michael Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, Kentucky’s other two five-star recruits for ’11, was also important for the versatile forward.
“It will be nice [playing with Gilchrist and Teague],” said Davis. “They are very talented and unselfish players, who are about winning, like me.”
Gilchrist and Teague expressed their own excitement over the chance to take the floor with a player like Davis.
“It’s exciting playing with another great player,” said Teague. “Davis is really good at scoring the ball and finishing. I guess I will be getting a lot more assists.”
“I am excited to play with Anthony Davis. He is long, athletic and talented,” said Gilchrist. “[Davis, Teague and I] are all so different, we have talent and we will have good chemistry.”