Thus far in 2012, Anthony Davis has won an NCAA title with the Kentucky Wildcats, locked up National Player of the Year honors as a freshman and been selected first overall in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets. He capped it all off by winning a gold medal at the Summer Olympics with Team USA.
Needless to say, it's been a tremendous year.
NBA Rookie of the Year is likely the next award on his radar. As the first overall pick in the draft, Davis is the early favorite to win the award. However, there is a group of rookies threatening to steal the award out from underneath Davis’ unibrow.
We won’t know the true favorites to win the award until the season is in full swing, but here are seven early threats to take what Davis has been projected to win during the 2012-2013 season.