Monday, July 19, 2010

College Basketball Rumors: Anthony Davis To Kentucky?

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell

If anybody has made the most improvement to their game this season, it has been Chicago Illinois' forward Anthony Davis.

A year ago, Davis was unknown, about 6-foot-3 and playing the guard position. However, this past year he has hit a major growth spurt. He grew a total of seven inches in one year. He is now 6-foot-10 playing the power forward position.

But really, if you wanted to, you could place Davis on the arch. Don't forget just a year ago, he was the playing the guard position. 

He has handle, can shoot, and because of his frame, he can now post up.

In an interview at the King City Classic, when asked about how his height made his game different, Davis stated “it helps a lot. It makes the game a lot easier. Easy to grab rebounds now, easy to shoot the ball now, easy to grab off a rebound and put it back." He followed up by saying "It makes things easier since I'm taller than most players."

He showcased that this whole summer and has raised the recruiting boards. He went from virtually unknown, to a unanimous top-five recruit in the 2011 class. 

So unless you've been living under a rock, you know who is after him. Yes, John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats.

Coach Calipari has always been a favorable coach to prospects. He lures them in with the chance to compete at the NBA level. At every school he has coached at, Calipari no doubt has produced NBA talent.

That is what opened Davis' eyes about Coach Calipari. When asked about what he likes about Kentucky, Davis replied "Coach Cal, he is a great coach. In the previous draft, they had five of their players go to the draft. So that's really an eye-catcher." 

He followed up by saying "and that's one of my goals, to go to the draft. Not just go to the draft but make it to the league."

Davis has yet to visit Kentucky but plans to next school year. He limited his list to three schools and Kentucky is amongst them. To many other recruiting experts, Davis is heavily favoring Kentucky. But you never know. 

Davis is going to be something special. His improvement and growth is just outstanding. He still has the ability to attack like a guard and that will create mix-match problems in the post all-day.

Although, Davis still has two others schools that he is interested in. Until he finishes his visits, I don't think we'll know for sure where he will land

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  1. Special, special. Incredibly skilled reminding me of KD in high school but a defensive force with amazing reflexes and speed.

  2. He is great! He will be in the top five once it's all said and done. He is definitely KD talent. A guard-turned-forward, has to impress a lot of people.


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