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It is hard to talk about NBA prospects and not mention the likes of Anthony Davis. The only thing remaining in the way of Davis and New Orleans are the dwindling hours on the clock.
Perhaps because of the many weapons he had at his disposal last season, Davis was the human highlight reel. He transcended his competition and helped take his Wildcats to an NCAA title. He is the complete package.
On the offensive side of the ball, he has the capability to size up underneath or play small out around the perimeter. Those abilities are desired facets of his game.
But as a defender is where he will earn his paycheck.
The defensive aspect of his game is phenomenal to watch. If you’re planning on taking one to the hole, you might want to rethink your options before becoming another addition to his block party.
He averaged just shy of five blocks per game. Since his expectations are already through the roof, I don’t think this will hurt him when I say his defensive skills remind me of the name Serge Ibaka.
New Orleans will undoubtedly be better with the most athletically gifted talent under their wings for years to come. He is going to be the necessary franchise player the decimated team needs to rebuild themselves.
Mr. and Mrs. Benson, you’re welcome.