Friday, August 13, 2010

Anthony Davis Jr Helps Form The College Version Of The Miami Heat's Trio

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
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Well all know for sure that Anthony Davis Jr will be attending Kentucky. There was speculation that his decision was going to happen as early as Tuesday. Today was the day if you asked his father. He decided to let the press know that his son was committing to play for the Kentucky Wildcats.

It is not surprising to many, but it certainly did surprise me. I thought he would stay in his hometown and play basketball with Oliver Purnell.

My notion
 was inaccurate, and Davis Jr decided Kentucky was better suited for him.

Davis Jr impressed a lot this summer with his impressive length
 and upside. He can play just about every position on the floor, except point guard because his ball-handling is still a work in progress.

Either way, his commitment to Kentucky has arisen one of the best freshman 
 classes I've seen. Note that I also witnessed John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, DeMarcus Cousin and Daniel Orton.

What separates this class
 from the preceding class is the star power. They have arguably the top three players in the class. To make it seem even better, the No. 1 point guard, small forward and arguably the best power forward.

In his 'John Calipari' ways, I expect
 more talented players to attend the University of Kentucky in '11-12.

Now, if you follow
 CoHoops, you know that I explained how much Kentucky needed Davis Jr. I said, if he committed to the program, I believe they will be able to compete on a national level.

Davis Jr, Marquis Teague, and Michael Gilchrist sound like the best trio in College Basketball. Three well in-depth scorers, leaders and athletes with tremendous upside.

It almost reminds me of the Miami Heat trio 
. Davis Jr and Gilchrist are almost the same players. Each can be a double-double guy on a given night, a leader, scorer or just anything you ask for.

Davis Jr will be the post threat
, while Gilchrist creates havoc on the wing. Teague will lead the offense and make sure things go as planned. 

Similiar to the team that went to the National Championship with Calipari at Memphis, these three inherit essential qualities and Kentucky will have fire power
 in the post, on the wing and in the backcourt.

That all sounds like the winning formula to me. I expect 
 to see Kentucky run deep in the 2011-12 NCAA Tournament. They are ill-suited for the long run and will make it.

Do not assume
 the recruiting stops here, it has only just begun.

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