When you're the college basketball player of the year, Final Four Most Outstanding Player, No. 1 draft pick and Olympic gold medal winner in the same calendar year, you've had a great year.
That is what Hornets' 19-year-old forward Anthony Davis accomplished the past year or so.
Don't expect his first season in the NBA to work out quite so smoothly. Though he's a long 6'10", he's a wiry 222 lbs.
He's going to need to put on about 30 lbs. before he can legitimately battle in the low post against some of the league's strongest men. Until then he'll get beat up down there.
But, his athleticism, quickness and speed should allow him to excel in the fast break game early in his career. He'll be catching lobs from Eric Gordon and Greivis Vasquez early and often, it would seem.
By year two look for Davis to begin to look more like the player the Hornets projected when they made him the No. 1 pick in late June.
With added strength, a low post game and a jump shot, Davis can become one of the best all-around power forwards in the game in a few short years. When that happens, the Hornets will be ready to compete for NBA titles.