Anthony Davis is more than just No. 1 pick
It's clear, the winner of the NBA Lottery will have a future superstar on their hands in former-Kentucky forward Anthony Davis. Davis' maturation, both physically and with his on-court production, are only just sprouting now and within two years, this kid will be a force. As a freshman, Davis collected the SEC Player of the Year award, along with various national Player of the Year accolades, which look quite nice next to his MVP of the Final Four.
At 6'10" with tremendous length and athleticism, Davis is a rare prospect that can dominate the game while hardly scoring the basketball. He doesn't need touches around the paint or high-post looks to change the outcome. He recorded one of the best freshman seasons in the history of college basketball, leading the nation in Player Efficiency Rating (35.1), blocked shots (186), and wins shared/plus-minus win percentage (36). Furthermore, he led the SEC in offensive rating, field-goal percentage, free-throws made and attempted, total rebounds (along with both offensive and defensive) and obviously blocked shots. With 21 double-doubles overall, including nine in his final 13 college games, Davis' growth excelled on the offensive end; early in the year, his offense came mostly by way of lobs and alley-oops, but his development as a perimeter threat both handling the basketball and knocking down jumpers with good relative range, made him a much more complete player. He is the lock to go No. 1 on draft night with the potential to change a franchise around.
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