Anthony Davis is widely regarded as one of the greatest power forwards of all time.
93 Facts About Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis played one season of college basketball for the University of Kentucky, when he was first team All-American and the Consensus National Player of the Year.
Anthony Davis won the USBWA National Freshman of the Year, NABC Defensive Player of the Year and the Pete Newell Big Man Award.
Anthony Davis led the NCAA in blocks and set Southeastern Conference and NCAA Division I freshman single-season blocked shots records.
Anthony Davis led Kentucky to a national championship and was named the most outstanding player of the 2012 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament.
Anthony Davis left college for the NBA after one season and was drafted as the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets, and was selected that summer to play in the 2012 Olympics.
Anthony Davis has since become the youngest player to score at least 59 points in an NBA game.
Anthony Davis has won gold medals with the United States national team on their 2012 Olympic team and 2014 World Cup team, making him the first player in basketball history to win an NCAA title, NBA title, Olympic Gold Medal, and FIBA World Cup.
Anthony Davis verbally committed to Kentucky on August 13,2010, choosing it over DePaul, Ohio State, and Syracuse.
Anthony Davis signed his National Letter of Intent on November 10,2010.
Anthony Davis began his senior season on the Chicago Sun-Times area 2010 Top 50 list.
Anthony Davis was a pre-season first team all-state selection by the Sun-Times.
In high school, Anthony Davis earned numerous honors for his basketball abilities, including being named to the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game and the 10th annual Jordan Brand Classic.
Anthony Davis was a first team USA Today All-USA high school basketball team selection.
Anthony Davis was a first team All-American selection by SLAM Magazine and Dime Magazine.
Anthony Davis was a first team selection to the ESPN Rise boys' high school basketball All-American team.
Anthony Davis committed to the Kentucky Wildcats, coached by John Calipari.
Anthony Davis only received one vote for the Associated Press preseason All-America team.
Anthony Davis can make 3-pointers, dribble the ball and he can get up and down the court faster than some of our guards because of his long, looping strides.
However, after less than a month of Southeastern Conference play, Anthony Davis was not only being mentioned as conference player of the year, but National Player of the Year.
Anthony Davis averaged a double double and 6.5 blocks in the two games they played against each other, both on neutral courts.
Anthony Davis was named the 2012 Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year.
Anthony Davis was Kentucky's first Naismith winner and the first from the SEC in 42 years.
Anthony Davis was named to the 2012 Sporting News All-American first team.
Anthony Davis was named first team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association.
Anthony Davis was named a first team Associated Press All-American, making him a unanimous first team All-American selection.
Anthony Davis won the NCAA basketball tournament Most Outstanding Player and was selected to that All-Tournament team.
Anthony Davis was the fourth freshman to win the Most Outstanding Player award.
Anthony Davis was named the USBWA National Freshman of the Year.
Anthony Davis twice earned SEC Player of the Week honors and four times, when he was not Player of the Week, he earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors.
Anthony Davis earned his first FOTW honor for debuting with a double double, including 23 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks and 3 assists against Marist on November 11,2011.
Anthony Davis earned his fourth FOTW when he averaged 15.5 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in wins over Georgia and at Florida.
Anthony Davis earned his first POTW recognition for averaging 20 points, eight rebounds, 7.5 blocks and 2 assists in wins over Tennessee and at South Carolina.
Anthony Davis was selected as the SEC Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, SEC Defensive Player of the Year and a first team All-SEC honoree.
Anthony Davis surpassed Cousins' Kentucky freshman rebounds record of 374 with 415 rebounds.
Anthony Davis declared for the 2012 NBA draft alongside the rest of the national championship team starting five: fellow freshmen Kidd-Gilchrist and Teague, and sophomores Jones and Doron Lamb.
Anthony Davis became the fifth Chicago-area first overall selection following Cazzie Russell, LaRue Martin, Mark Aguirre and Derrick Rose.
On July 24,2012, Anthony Davis signed a three-year $16 million guaranteed contract with the Hornets as prescribed by the NBA's collective bargaining agreement.
On November 1,2012, Anthony Davis made his debut against the San Antonio Spurs.
Anthony Davis scored a team high 21 in a losing effort.
Anthony Davis was cleared to play on December 11,2012 after missing 11 games.
Anthony Davis appeared in the February 15,2013 Rising Stars Challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star Game weekend.
Anthony Davis was injured in a collision with Marcus Thornton of the Sacramento Kings.
Anthony Davis was a 2013 NBA All-Rookie First Team selection, and finished second in NBA Rookie of the Year voting to Damian Lillard.
Anthony Davis needed to develop his isolation and post-up skills.
Anthony Davis donated $65,000 toward the construction of a basketball court at his alma mater, Perspectives.
Anthony Davis became the first player with 6 blocks, 6 steals and 25 points in a game in the last 20 years and only the fifth with at least 5 blocks, 5 steals and 25 points in that period.
Anthony Davis did not play in the rest of the game, and his subsequent availability was listed as day-to-day.
Anthony Davis missed the rest of the game and the next one.
Anthony Davis finished the season as the NBA leader in blocked shots per game.
Anthony Davis entered the December 12,2014 contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a player efficiency rating of 32.9, which would be the highest in NBA history if maintained for the full season.
Anthony Davis was injured in the game and left in the first quarter.
On February 7,2015, Anthony Davis injured his shoulder after falling off the rim when he received an alley-oop.
Anthony Davis returned against the Detroit Pistons with a very dominant game performance of 39 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 blocks, numbers that only Hakeem Olajuwon and Dwight Howard had achieved in a game in the prior 30 years.
On March 15 in a double overtime game against the Denver Nuggets, Anthony Davis became the first player in NBA history to tally 36 points, 14 rebounds, 9 blocks and 7 assists in a game since blocks became a statistic in 1973.
Anthony Davis' season was one of the most impressive in NBA history, finishing the season averaging 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.9 blocks, and leading the league in player efficiency rating with 30.89.
Anthony Davis became the first player in 40 years to average 30 points and 10 rebounds in a player's first playoff series, with the only other players to do so being Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob McAdoo.
Anthony Davis was an NBA All-Defensive Team second team selection.
On July 9,2015, Anthony Davis signed a five-year, $145 million contract extension with the Pelicans.
On January 28, Anthony Davis was named as a reserve for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.
Anthony Davis joined Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Webber as the only NBA players with 50 points and 20 rebounds in a game since 1983.
Anthony Davis became just the 20th player in NBA history to score at least 59 points in a game, and became the youngest player in NBA history to score 59 points in a game, and the second youngest to record 50 points and 20 rebounds in a game.
Anthony Davis was one block short of his first five-by-five.
Anthony Davis posted the game-tying score with 18 seconds remaining in regulation.
On January 19, Anthony Davis was selected as a starter for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, marking his fourth selection and second as a starter.
On February 19,2017, playing on his team's home floor for the NBA All-Star Game, Anthony Davis notched 52 points and 10 rebounds, breaking Wilt Chamberlain's previous All-Star record high of 42 points, and won the game's Most Valuable Player award.
Anthony Davis was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the second time.
Anthony Davis finished the game with 7,938 career points, moving him into second in franchise history ahead of Chris Paul.
Anthony Davis hit a 3-pointer during the game, giving him a career-best 41 3-pointers in a single season.
Anthony Davis tied his career high with four 3-pointers and had 13 rebounds.
Anthony Davis finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds and reached 10,000 career points with a dunk late in the first half.
Anthony Davis became the eighth youngest player to reach the milestone at the age of 25 years and 255 days.
On January 2,2019, Anthony Davis posted a career-high and franchise-record 26 rebounds along with 34 points against the Brooklyn Nets.
Anthony Davis was eligible to become a free agent in the summer of 2020.
Additionally, Anthony Davis did this in 30 minutes of play, which has never been done in the history of the NBA.
In January 2020, Anthony Davis declined the Lakers' offer of a four-year, $146 million max extension, opting to enter free agency, where he could earn a five-year, $202 million max contract in the upcoming summer.
Anthony Davis played in 62 of 71 games during the regular season and finished as a runner-up in voting for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Anthony Davis became the first player to win an NCAA title, an Olympic gold medal, a FIBA World Cup gold medal, and an NBA title.
Anthony Davis returned in Game 6 but played only five minutes after reaggravating the injury.
Anthony Davis missed 17 games before returning in late January, and for the first time since 2013 was not selected for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.
Anthony Davis became the first Laker with back-to-back 40-point games since Kobe Bryant in March 2013.
On January 25,2023, Anthony Davis returned after missing the previous twenty games with a right foot injury.
Anthony Davis joined Tim Duncan as the only players in NBA history to put up at least 30 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks in a playoff game.
On May 2,2012, following a rash of injuries to players who had been on the 20-man Team USA basketball roster in January, Anthony Davis was named as one of the finalists for the 2012 Olympic basketball team.
Anthony Davis would be the first American player since Emeka Okafor to have competed in the Olympics without any prior NBA experience.
Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love, Griffin and Anthony Davis were the only true post players among the final 15.
Anthony Davis was a member of the 2014 national team that won the gold medal in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup over Serbia on September 14.
On June 19,2022, Anthony Davis signed with FaZe Clan, joining Faze Clan's Nuke Squad for Call of Duty.
Anthony Davis become the tallest esports player, replacing Dr Disrespect.
Anthony Davis has a twin sister, Antoinette and an older sister, Lesha who played basketball at Daley College.
Anthony Davis has cousins named Jarvis, Marshaun and Keith Chamberlain.
Tellem left to become an NBA executive in 2015, and Anthony Davis signed with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group in 2018.
Anthony Davis trademarked his unibrow sayings "Fear The Brow" and "Raise The Brow" in June 2012.