After one of the most complete games by any NBA prospect thus far this season, Anthony Davis is working hard to solidify himself as the 2012 No. 1 overall pick over the likes of UConn's Andre Drummond, North Carolina's Harrison Barnes, Perry Jones of Baylor and even teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. There is plenty of talent in this draft and a handful of guys right up at the top who are all deserving of mention, but Anthony Davis' combination of production, potential and physical attributes have him standing above the rest.
Against Arkansas, Davis put forth the following stat line: 27 points on 10-for-12 shooting from the field, 15 rebounds and 7 blocks. On the defensive end, Davis has been a terror all season long even though he completely lacks strength to play at the next level right now. Long and lanky, Davis has tremendous athleticism and leaping abilities, making us think back of a similar-Marcus Camby prototype forward. Like Camby, Kentucky's Davis has raw, unpolished offensive abilities, but plays the game with an unbelievable passion and great motor, allowing him to be a monster on the defensive end. The one thing Davis has going for him is his sudden growth spurt over the last few years- meaning he is still growing into his body. Before this, he was low-end 6'2" guard, but now, he stands 6'11", and can certainly polish and refine those guard-like skills to some extend that he previously had. He has shown improvement in stepping away from the rim to face-up, but still must work hard in this area to develop the range and consistency to be a threat. At the same time, he has put the ball on the floor a few times and with his great strides, can get to the basket for a dunk in just one dribble. If Davis can put it all together, his ceiling is much higher than Camby's as a power forward with a diverse skill set.