After an All-Star Weekend filled with former Kentucky Wildcats, the actual All-Star Game is finally upon us. Make sure you’re in front of the TV tonight to watch Anthony Davis, John Wall, and DeMarcus Cousins play among the league’s best at 8pm ET on TNT.
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Kentucky has more players in the All-Star Game than any other school in the country. That is a pretty “underwhelming” fact, if you ask Colin Cowherd. But if you ask anyone with a brain, it is really, really impressive.
Through the first half the season, Wall is scoring 22.8 points, dishing out 10.6 assists which is second in the NBA, grabbing 4.4 rebounds, and stealing an NBA second-best 2.08 balls per game. Wall is also having his best shooting season of his career, as a 45.2% field goal percentage and 81.2% free throw percentage are both career highs.
As for Anthony Davis through the first half of the season, his numbers are just as impressive. Davis is fifth in the NBA in scoring with 27.7 points per game, sixth in rebounding at 11.9, second in blocks at 2.47, and is also averaging 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game. At 6’11, Davis is shooting 30.6% from 3 and 80.1% from the charity stripe.
And finally, the best center in the league, DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins is averaging 27.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.4 steals per game. That makes Boogie fourth in the NBA in scoring and 11th in rebounding. His shooting has been a revelation this season as well, shooting 35.6% from deep and 77% from the free throw line. Keep in mind that Cousins is doing this with a pretty bad supporting cast if you consider how talented the rest of the Western Conference is.