Our favorites, Gary Parrish and Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, hand out some superlatives to the 2012 NBA Draft class and there’s no surprise that our favorite guy with a unibrow showed up. It would be “Most likely to Succeed” in your high school yearbook, but Anthony Davis received the biggest praise of the group. Davis was named by both Goodman and Parrish as the “Player Sure to be a star” at the next level, and I’m sure they won’t get much resistance from the masses:
Player sure to be a star
Goodman: Anthony Davis (Kentucky) — He’s the clear-cut No. 1 pick in June’s NBA Draft and should be, barring a set of Greg Oden-like injuries, a franchise player and perennial All-Star. He can impact the game on both ends of the court, and it’s just a matter of time before he’s a dominant player in the NBA.
Parrish: Anthony Davis (Kentucky) — I’m with Goodman here because it’s hard to imagine anything other than career-altering injuries preventing Davis from becoming an impact player in the league, and quickly. I love everything about him except for that unibrow. And, honestly, that unibrow isn’t that bad.
On the other hand there was a negative award picked up by the ‘Cats as the entire starting five and our best reserve head for the NBA:
Program hurt most by decisions
Goodman: It’s obviously Kentucky, which lost its entire starting lineup. Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are locks to go in the lottery; Terrence Jones could go in the top 15; and both Marquis Teague and Doron Lamb also have a shot to go in the first round. But don’t feel too sorry for John Calipari as he’ll welcome another top-ranked recruiting class to Lexington.
Parrish: Yes, it’s Kentucky — for all the reasons stated above.
Yes, It’s tough losing the best players on your team, and even worst when it all of them. But it seems like the incoming class of freshmen have the will to be great. With a lot of great players leaving college and heading for the NBA, there isn’t a clear cut favorite in college basketball. Our players have all the talent in the world, and maybe the best starting five in the nation with a commitment from Anthony Bennett. So don’t count us out just yet.