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Anthony Davis donated the money for a new court to his high school


Some good news out of an otherwise dreary sports weekend: Anthony Davis is still the man. In the last two years, the big man has won a national championship, received every Player of the Year trophy imaginable, was the first overall pick in the NBA draft, and won a gold medal in the Olympics.

But through all of that, he never lost touch with his roots. Case in point – until recently, his high school alma mater was without a gymnasium or usable basketball court. That may be hard to imagine given that the school reared one of the greatest college basketball players of all time, but it’s true. Per NBC Chicago, while Anthony was attending Perspectives Charter School in Chicago, “the school didn’t even have a gymnasium for its basketball team to practice or play in. Many practices and games would often occur in the gym of the nearby Illinois Institute of Technology.”

That’s no longer a problem though. Thanks to AD’s $65,000 donation, Perspectives Charter School in Chicago will unveil a brand new basketball court later this week.

Good on ya, Anthony. Keep making us proud.



Article written by Andrew McCarthy

4 Comments for Anthony Davis donated the money for a new court to his high school

  1. cracka
    1:18 pm September 3, 2013 Permalink

  2. Musehobo
    1:37 pm September 3, 2013 Permalink

    “The Anthony Davis Jr. Gymnasium”…has a nice ring to it. Very cool thing to do.

  3. RahRah
    2:21 pm September 3, 2013 Permalink

    Yay, finally some good news about a former player. Proud of this guy!

  4. Bucky_Trout
    2:47 pm September 3, 2013 Permalink

    You wont see this guy kicking a homeless man, or beating his girlfriend…