After leading the Kentucky Wildcats to their first national championship in 14 years, Anthony Davis will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the tradition-rich Kentucky basketball program.
But where does he rank among the great centers in college basketball history?
Simply put, at the top.
Compared to other great college and NBA centers, Davis’ freshman season is clearly the best. The impact he was able to have on every game, no matter if he was scoring, blocking shots or setting up his teammates, is virtually unrivaled.
But in looking beyond just his stats, the case becomes even clearer for why Davis is the greatest freshman center of all time.
He has mastered the intangibles and provides that extra spark that every team needs to succeed—a true measure of just how good Davis is will be next season when he is tasked with reviving a very dormant NBA franchise.
But until then, let’s relive what made Davis such a tremendous college basketball player.