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Catching up with Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis, Darius Miller

Anthony Davis was back in Lexington last week and sat down with’s Eric Lindsey to talk about his first year in the league. Davis said that his rookie season was a lot easier because of the way Coach Cal and his staff prepared him for the league during his freshman year at UK:

(UK) really prepared me a lot. I think the benefit of Kentucky is Coach Cal actually coached in the league. I think that helps with the way he runs things here in terms of getting guys prepared for the league. I think that was the biggest plus. He tells guys the truth. He keeps it real with you and tells you how he feels and what he thinks. If you can’t take that, you really won’t be able to take the league.

“The coaches in the NBA do the same thing. They try to get you better just like Coach Cal tries to get you better. Just going up and down, playing against each other here makes you better. Every practice (at UK) is physical and it gets you in shape. All that stuff helps because it leads you into the NBA. I think they do a great job here because it just makes the NBA a lot easier.

(Listening, Andrew Wiggins?)

What did Davis think about last season’s UK team? He admitted that watching the Cats struggle this past year only made him appreciate how special the 2012 Championship team was, and the importance of a team coming together “from day one.” However, he believes next season, the Cats will be back with a vengeance thanks to a crucial group of returning players. Davis said that having one of the veterans from the 2012 squad, Darius Miller, come with him to play in New Orleans really helped him in his first year: “I think it was good for both of us to have someone come down there that we already knew to keep us on track.”

What about his string of injuries? Davis said that it made him realize he has to get in the weight room to strengthen his frame. Fortunately, the ligament sprain that suffered in his knee on April 10th is already healing, and he was able to workout close to full speed at the Joe Craft Center last week.

It’s a great read, so give it a click and settle in during your lunch break.

[ Davis appreciates 2012 title now more than ever]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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8 Comments for Catching up with Anthony Davis

  1. old man
    12:15 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    Matt Jones, what kind of decline are you seeing in the slow news summer? I’m sure it doesn’t help that TT is so obsessed with Wiggins that her husband is probably jealous. At this point I hope Wiggins goes somewhere else so that a couple of these writers will find something else to write about. KSR has turned into What Wiggins is having for lunch, where Wiggins is shopping, a picture of every person that takes pictures with Wiggins to send to KSR, and so much Wiggins stuff. I love the site, but this is outta control. I’d rather have Bachelor posts because I know I can skip those, but when TT randomly puts Wiggins’ name in the middle of Davis article…give it a rest TT!

  2. AD lover
    12:20 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    Here’s a link to an interesting article on ESPN in which Golden State head coach Mark Jackson claims Anthony Davis is paid to be a bruiser. Thoughts?

  3. RUPPS_rhetoric
    12:24 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    1) Get over it, its the hottest topic going on right now. I’m a little over it also, but he could conceivably be the most talented kid to ever commit to Kentucky. People in general are starving for Wiggins updates. TT is just doing her job. It’ll all be over in a few weeks; then you can find something else to complain about.

  4. Roland
    12:28 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    I am READY for some FOOTBALL.

  5. RUPPS_rhetoric
    12:30 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    2) I’m not sure if Mark Jackson mis-spoke or ESPN mis-quoted, because it does say “Anthony Davis” in the article. But given the context i’d say it’s pretty clear he was talking about Antonio Davis and not Anthony. Something tells me that our Anthony Davis doesn’t quite fit in with the category of Dale Davis and Charles Oakley. I’m about 99.99% sure its in reference to Antonio.

  6. NBA History
    12:34 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    2, I can only hope you’re kidding…

  7. Roland
    12:35 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    Like, a run down on, how WKU doing with that questionable hire?
    and, Who are the top recruits in KY, (we all know, KY not is not producing high quality football recruits,} but, who are the best we have?

  8. Limited-edition holographic flat-top
    1:00 pm May 1, 2013 Permalink

    #5 is right. Reported on BR.