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The praise continues to roll in for Anthony Davis

It didn’t take Anthony Davis long to take the college basketball world by storm last season. In fact, I think it’s safe to say the spot atop the college basketball throne was solidified early in the season when he sent John Henson’s shot flying to seal the victory against North Carolina in a game that was highlighted on every basketball fan’s calendar. Everyone saw it. Everyone knew at that moment, if they didn’t already, Anthony Davis was going to be special. 

Although he hasn’t taken the stage in a regular season NBA game yet, Anthony Davis is already starting to turn heads. As the number one draft pick, it’s not surprising that the attention is on him to see how he performs. Not every number one draft pick has come out swinging like Davis though. Most of the world has heard by now, but in a pre-season game the other night against the defending champion Miami Heat, Davis put up a cool 24 points to go along with 11 rebounds. 

Following the game, the praise came in from a number of directions. LeBron James spoke about the future for the young man, “He’s going to be a heck of a player. He showed it tonight.”

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra joined in the praise as well, recollecting back to the first time he ever saw Davis play during the 2011 lockout. Spoelstra took time to visit Calipari in Lexington and was shocked at what he saw form Davis. “That’s him?” a stunned Spoelstra asked. “Obviously I was really impressed. He’s very, very skilled. You noticed that right away. He’s got the whole package. A lot of qualities that were similar to Tim Duncan when he was young.”

Even with the stars like LeBron James on the court, along with the rest of his NBA championship team, the night belonged to the youngster Anthony Davis. The buzz leaving the arena was focused squarely on him. His head coach, Monty Williams, seems more than pleased with his first pick’s early performance. “He is 19,” Williams said. “If he plays that hard and defends like that, he is going to have a pretty good season.”

 

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

10 Comments for The praise continues to roll in for Anthony Davis



  1. wendell
    1:03 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Throne!



  2. BigBluesClues
    1:14 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Some people may not realize how important religion is for focus. Anthony Davis is just a monk who brings the funk…If you don’t like it get out of the way and complain as we breeze by.



  3. Rixter
    1:15 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    In unrelated, but equally obvious news, the sky is blue.



  4. harry
    2:12 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    AD moved on, so should we. we should revisit him years fom now!!!



  5. Cats in the NBA
    2:24 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    4.) I agree. I don’t know about you, but my brain isn’t smart enough to be able to handle following more than one team at a time.



  6. Matt Jones
    2:39 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    I used to call coach cal a greasy cheater. If he were anywhere but uk, I would still refer to him as the dirtiest coach in the game.



  7. yep
    3:19 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    #6, Get over it already. Opinions change, life changes, people change. When Cal coached elsewhere most peoples opinion of him centered around what they heard in the media. The media bashed him, and still does. After him being here, and seeing how much he cares for the kids, how much he cares for the fans, how much he helps people, I can’t help but like the man. He not only gets it as a coach, he gets it as a person.



  8. Jpo
    5:18 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    6) has this site ever claimed it was unbiased? What do you expect it’s a Kentucky site, we trash our rivals no matter what because it’s fun. This isn’t the new York times get a life



  9. UK Freshmen
    6:52 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    Davis left. Get over it and move forward.



  10. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    7:47 pm October 28, 2012 Permalink

    I hope he can win as many rings as Duncan. That would be great.