An NBA Role Model for Each Facet of Anthony Davis' Game

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An NBA Role Model for Each Facet of Anthony Davis' Game
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New Orleans Hornets' rookie Anthony Davis can continue to work towards being an NBA superstar by incorporating the skills of other great players into his game. Davis can become a more formidable weapon by developing himself into a unique blend of some of the league's best big men.

As of Jan. 21, Davis is averaging 13.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. He's shooting just under 52 percent from the field and converting 70 percent of his free throws. The No. 1 overall pick has had his bright spots in his rookie season, but occasional injuries have kept him from gaining any consistent momentum.

When he's on the court, Davis has shown off his rare array of skills. He handles the ball well for a 6'11" forward, which stems from his days as a high school point guard. He's shown the ability to knock down a mid-range jumper here and there. Also, he's lived up to his billing as a rebounder and shot-blocker (28 boards and nine blocks in his last three games).

At just 19 years old, however, Davis still has room to grow. The first step in helping the former Kentucky standout evolve is for him to pay close attention to guys who have made the journey from college prodigy to NBA All-Star.

To get a better grasp on whose footsteps "The Unibrow" should follow in, I dissected Davis' impressive game and assigned a role model for him to emulate. For the most part, these are athletes with similar body types and skill sets.

Here are the perfect prototypes for Anthony Davis to pattern his game after.

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