NBA Draft

Anthony Davis

Scouting Report

The consensus national player of the year known for his preeminent eyebrows is a virtual lock to be the top overall pick. Davis is widely considered to have the biggest upside and should make an immediate impact in an NBA frontcourt - defensively and on the boards. He may be the most gifted athlete available with superior leaping ability and a 7-foot-4 wingspan, having led Division I with 4.7 blocks per game this season. He also was among the national leaders in rebounding (10.4) and double-doubles (20) while topping Kentucky with 14.2 points per game. What makes Davis so appealing is that he can contribute in so many ways even when not putting points on the board. That was apparent in the national title game as he went 1 of 10 from the field but had 16 boards, six blocks, three steals and three assists, getting named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player as Kentucky won it all. Davis has the skill set of a guard despite his size - he's an adept passer and ball-handler - because that's the position he played before growing seven inches from his junior to senior years of high school. Davis has a limited post-up game but improved during his lone college season, developing a hook shot and a reasonable mid-range jumper. He's fairly unselfish and doesn't take many bad shots, hitting 62.3 percent from the floor this season, and shouldn't be afraid of contact after making a respectable 70.9 percent at the free-throw line. The only collegian added to the U.S. Olympic roster, Davis likely needs to add some bulk if he's going to hold his ground against top centers and power forwards in the pros. However, his athleticism and positive attitude leave him with seemingly unlimited potential.

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