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Everything you want to know about Anthony Davis

 

Some Quick Facts

Birthdate: 11th March 1993

Nationality: American Male

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Age: Twenty-Six Years Old

Height: 6 feet 11 inches

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Famous for: American Basketball Player

Known As: Anthony Marshon Davis Jr.

Part of the Kentucky Wildcats 2011-12
National Championship Team and was the
number one pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

 

Family:

Mother: Erainer Davis

Father: Anthony Davis Sr.

Introduction

Anthony Davis is a NBA basketball player currently playing for the LA Lakers.  He, is
one of the tallest players in the NBA. He was the number one player picked  in the
2012 NBA draft by the ‘New Orleans Pelicans.

Since high school, Davis has been a standout basketball player.  Through out his career
he has played every position on the basketball court.

During the last days of his high school career, Davis got the attention of college scouts
because of his tall physique and agility.   He played guard most of his career and had a
tremendous growth spurt during his senior year.

During high school he was chosen for the “McDonald’s All-American Game.”  Coach Cal
recruited Anthony to the UK Wildcats.

After his freshman year at UK,  Davis was also awarded the Year’s National Freshman by the
‘US Basketball Writers Association.

He was also recognized as a member of the US national basketball team and in 2012, in the
‘Olympic Games,’ won a gold medal. Anthony has broken numerous NBA  records during
his first 6-years of his career.

 

 

Early Life & Childhood

Anthony Davis was born on March 11, 1993, in Illinois, Chicago. His father and mother, are
both over six feet tall.  Davis’s tall physique can be credited to the genetics he inherited.  With
his height of 6 feet and 11 inches, Anthony Davis is one of the tallest players in the NBA.  His
balance and agility has made him a legendary shot blocker.

 

Anthony has two sisters. Antoinette and Lesha who are also basketball players.

 

Anthony Davis joined the ‘Perspectives Charter School,’ and the basketball team.  But his school
didn’t pay much attention to athletics, so they had no exercise or workout equipment. Davis, along
with his other teammates would go to a nearby church to practice and workout.

Davis really didn’t get the attention of most college coaches during his early high school days.

 

Personal Life

Anthony Davis is single.  In multiple interviews he has stated he is only focused on his game
and winning an NBA Championship

While at Kentucky BBN knew he was a great young man.  Davis also has a philanthropic side to
him and is extremely generous. Once he donated 65,000 dollars to help in constructing a basketball
court at the ‘Perspectives Charter School’, his alma mater. He also serves Thanksgiving meals each
year to needy and deprived families.  A tradition that Cal started at Kentucky when he first took the
University of Kentucky job.

 

 

Career

 

His senior year in high school colleges started to take notice.

 

McDonalds All-American

Parade All-American

ESPN RISE Team

During his freshman year at Kentucky, Anthony and his team mates provided UK
Wildcat fans with many great memories including the Wildcats 8th NCAA Championship.

 

2012 Freshman UK Season

 

In 2012 Anthony put together a year, that the Wildcat fans who witnesses it will never forget.

 

  • Sporting News College Player of the Year
  • CBS SPORTS USBWA Award
  • National Player of the Year by Associated Press(Only the 2nd freshman in history to receive this award)
  • MVP of the NCAA Tournament
  • National Freshman of the Year

 

He broke and set numerous records in the 2011-12 college basketball season.

In January, Davis set a new record in ‘Kentucky’ men’s basketball, for single-season blocked shots
with the highest in UK Basketball history. He blocked 7 Shots in one games setting a new single game
record.

By the end of the 2012 season, BBN expected if an opponent dared to shoot a shot near Davis, it was
going to be blocked.  He ended the year with a total of one hundred and eighty-sixed blocks.  He set
the NCAA freshmen single season record for blocked shots.

 

Anthony was the first pick in the 2012 NBA draft .  Team mate Michael Kidd Kilgrest
was the second over all pick.  In July 2012, Davis signed a 3 year contract with a guarantee
of $16 million dollars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the year from 2013 to 2014, the ‘New Orleans Hornets’ changed their name to the  ‘New
Orleans Pelicans.’ Davis also got the title of the youngest player in franchise in history to
get a double-double by grabbing 15 rebounds and scoring 25 points.

Then in December, Davis was again put aside because of an injury. Unfortunately, he lost
the opportunity to perform in his own birthplace, Chicago. In January, he was selected to
play as a player for ‘Rising Stars Challenge.’

During his first three years in the NBA Anthony was sidelined off and on with injuries.  At
the end of 2014  Anthony was voted  3rd in the ‘NBA’s Most Improved Player’

The highlight of Anthony’s 2918 season was  scoring  48 points and grabbing 17 rebounds
in a win over the ‘New York Knicks.’

 

 

 


 

 

NBA Career statistics at the time of this writing

 

Legend
  GP Games played   GS Games started  MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage  3P% 3-point field goal percentage  FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game  APG Assists per game  SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game  PPG Points per game  Bold Career high

 

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 New Orleans 64 60 28.8 .516 .000 .751 8.2 1.0 1.2 1.8 13.5
2013–14 New Orleans 67 66 35.2 .519 .222 .791 10.0 1.6 1.3 2.8 20.8
2014–15 New Orleans 68 68 36.1 .535 .083 .805 10.2 2.2 1.5 2.9 24.4
2015–16 New Orleans 61 61 35.5 .493 .324 .758 10.3 1.9 1.3 2.0 24.3
2016–17 New Orleans 75 75 36.1 .505 .299 .802 11.8 2.1 1.3 2.2 28.0
2017–18 New Orleans 75 75 36.4 .534 .340 .828 11.1 2.3 1.5 2.6 28.1
2018–19 New Orleans 56 56 33.0 .517 .331 .794 12.0 3.9 1.6 2.4 25.9
Career 466 461 34.6 .517 .314 .795 10.5 2.1 1.4 2.4 23.7
All-Star 5 2 15.6 .739 .167 .000 4.0 .2 1.0 .0 20.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015 New Orleans 4 4 43.0 .540 .000 .889 11.0 2.0 1.3 3.0 31.5
2018 New Orleans 9 9 39.8 .520 .273 .828 13.4 1.7 2.0 2.4 30.1
Career 13 13 40.8 .526 .250 .850 12.7 1.8 1.8 2.6 30.5

 

Trivia

In the early days of his high school years  when Davis started his growth spurt.  At that time, he
was called by his coach   “the little dude who can shoot 3s from the corner”.

 

 

Anthony Davis LA Lakers

 

 

This year Anthony Davis has teamed up with Lebron James and company in Los Angeles in hopes of
winning a NBA Championship.

 

 

 

 

 

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