Anthony Davis Wire-to-Wire No. 1
It's a rare feat, but it's been done before. The lanky 6'10" forward ran the table atop our Big Board in 2012 with his tremendous length, athleticism which make him a great defensive intimidator and give him the potential to succeed offensively as we saw this past weekend against Vanderbilt. His combination of potential and production make him the sure-fire No. 1 overall pick in the Draft if he comes out as expected. But first, he has the opportunity to become John Calipari's first freshman class to take the reins, exceed expectations and lead Kentucky to a title. John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins could not do it, nor Tyreke Evans or Derrick Rose.
Over the course of his junior year in high school, Davis, then a 6'2" guard sprouted 8 inches to become a mid-major backcourt player into the most coveted prospect in the country. He is rail thin, rare offensively as he is still learning to play in the post, but his quickness, ballhandling and shooting abilities come in his previous career as a guard, while he is more than explosive athletically to compete on the glass and block shots. He began the year at No.1, maintained a high-level of play throughout the course of the year and will end of the year at the top player on our Board. Kyrie Irving didn't do it as Harrison Barnes and even Derrick Williams traded places throughout. John Wall surrendered to Evan Turner and Derrick Favors; Blake Griffin didn't even do it as B.J. Mullens was the top prospect for half of the year. Michael Bealsey led Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant led Greg Oden.
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