2012 NBA Draft: Why Anthony Davis Will Win 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year Award

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2012 NBA Draft: Why Anthony Davis Will Win 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year Award
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The 2012 Men’s Basketball Championship has been played and won. As suspected before the tipoff of the first round, Anthony Davis and the Kentucky Wildcats overpowered coach Bill Self’s Kansas Jayhawks, and Davis walked away with enough respect to last him a lifetime.

Kansas fans poured out of New Orleans as somber as the men sporting their jerseys. Thomas Robinson’s tears as he exited the court said it all. The ride was over.

Soon after, stepping into the spotlight was Anthony Davis standing alongside coach John Calipari as he was announced as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Michael Jordan’s heart must have smiled. Knowing that Charlotte has the opportunity to bring in the best player in the 2012 NBA draft must put his possible thoughts of walking away from this franchise on hold for at least another five seasons.

Davis showed exactly why anyone with the No. 1 pick cannot pass him up and why Charlotte may want to begin building around him instead of Kemba Walker.

There is no disputing his athleticism, and while his offense has yet to ring bells as efficiently as Tim Duncan in his college years, Davis will be a dominant force in the league instantly, especially with a team festering in the pits of the league like the Charlotte Bobcats.

Davis has everything it takes to be the league’s Rookie of the Year. Just look at his resume.

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