Anthony Davis

Position: Forward
Height: 6’10” (208 CM)
Weight: 220 lbs. (100 kg)
NBA Team: New Orleans Pelicans
School: University of Kentucky

USA BASKETBALL NOTES

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games.
    • Named a finalist for the 2014 USA National Team on Aug. 5, 2014
    • Recorded 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot and 1 steal in just under 16 minutes of action for the USA Blue Team in the abbreviated 2014 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
    • Recorded a team best 22 points (10-13 FGs), 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 27 minutes of action for the USA Blue Team in the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Averaged 3.7 ppg., 2.7 rpg. and shot 64.7 percent from the field.
    • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Averaged 6.7 ppg., 1.7 rpg., 1.7 bpg, and shot 66.7 percent from the field.
    • Recorded nine points and one rebound in 9:58 of action in exhibition victory over the Dominican Republic.
    • Named a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team on July 12, 2012. Replaced Blake Griffin who withdrew because of an injury.
    • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on May 3, 2012.
    • Selected to play for the USA Junior Select Team at the 2011 Nike Hoop. Recorded 16 points, 10 rebounds and two block shots to help the USA to a 92-80 win over the World Select Team.

    NBA HONORS

    • Named 2014 NBA Western Conference All-Star.
    • Named All-NBA first team in 2013.
    • Led the NBA in 2013-14 in blocked shots (2.82 bpg.).
    • Finished third in voting for 2013-14 NBA Most Improved Player.

    NBA NOTES

    • Completed in 2013-14 his second NBA season all with New Orleans Pelicans.
    • Has played in 131 games, started 126 times, in his career and is averaging 17.3 ppg., 9.1 rpg., 1.3 apg., 1.3 spg. and 2.3 bpg., while shooting 51.8 percent from the field.
    • Was one of just three players (Chicago's Joakim Noah and Detroit’s Andre Drummond) in 2013-14 to average at least 10.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals.
    • Selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the 1st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Became an early entry candidate after one collegiate season at the University of Kentucky.

    COLLEGE NOTES

    • Played and started in 2011-12 in all 40 University of Kentucky games and as a freshman led the Wildcats to a 38-2 record, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) regular season title and the NCAA championship.
    • As a freshman in 2011-12 averaged team highs of 32.0 minutes a game, 14.2 ppg., 10.4 rpg. and 4.7 bpg., while adding 1.3 apg. and 1.4 spg. Shot 62.3 percent from the floor and 70.9 percent from the foul line.
    • Named the 2012 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player after leading Kentucky to the NCAA title and averaging 13.7 ppg., 12.3 rpg. and 4.8 blpg. in team’s six NCAA Tournament games.
    • Recorded 186 blocks for the season which are the most in the history of the Southeastern Conference and an all-time NCAA mark for freshmen.
    • Set UK freshman records for blocks (186) and rebounds (399) by a Kentucky first-year player. Also tied the UK freshman record for most double-doubles (20).
    • Selected by The Sporting News as the National Player of the Year.
    • Consensus National Player of the Year winning the Adolph Rupp Trophy, U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), Basketball Times, Associated Press, Wooden and Naismith.
    • In winning the 2012 Associated Press Player of the Year award and the Naismith Trophy he became just the second freshman (Kevin Durant was the other) to capture the awards.
    • Named USBWA National Freshman Player of the Year.
    • Named Associated Press All-America first team and to Wooden All-America 10-member team.
    • Selected the 2011-12 SEC Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year.
    • Named All-SEC first team, All-SEC Tournament team, All- SEC Freshman team, and All-SEC Defensive Team.
    • Earned All-SEC Tournament honors after averaging 13.0 ppg., 12.0 rpg. and blocking 11 shots.

    PERSONAL NOTES

    • Born on March 11, 1993 in Chicago, Ill.
    • Grew six-seven inches between his junior and senior high school seasons.
    • Played four varsity seasons at Perspectives Charter in Chicago, Ill.
    • As a senior in 2010-11, averaged 32.0 ppg., 22.0 rpg. and 7.0 bpg.
    • Was named one of four finalists for the Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year Award; Named one of five finalists for the Naismith Award for the national high school player of the year.
    • Selected McDonald’s and Parade Magazine All-America first team.
    • Named All-Conference three consecutive years.
    • Contributed 14 points, six rebounds and four blocks for the West Team, which fell to the East 111-96 in the 2011 McDonald’s All-American on March 30 in Chicago, Ill.
    • Named Co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic All-American Game with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks.
    • Was a member of the Honor Roll since freshman year of high school.
    • Ranked first on ESPNU's Top 100, first overall by Scout.com, and second by Rivals.com.
    USA Basketball Statistics
    TEAM
    G/S
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2014 MNT
    1/1
    3- 7
    .429
    0- 0
    .---
    1- 2
    .500
    4/ 4..0
    7/ 7.0
    1.0
    1.0
    1.0
    2013 MNT
    1/1
    10- 13
    .769
    0- 0
    .---
    2- 3
    .667
    7/ 7.0
    22/ 22.0
    1.0
    0.0
    1.0
    2012 OLY
    7/0
    11- 17
    .647
    0- 0
    .---
    4- 6
    .667
    19/ 2.7
    26/ 3.7
    0.0
    0.4
    0.1
    2012 MNT
    3/0
    8- 12
    .667
    1- 1
    1.000
    3- 6
    .500
    5/ 1.7
    20/ 6.7
    0.3
    1.7
    0.0
    2011 HSUM
    1/1
    8- 13
    .615
    0- 0
    .---
    0- 0
    .---
    10/ 10.0
    16/ 16.0
    0.0
    2.0
    1.0
    Totals
    13/3
    40- 62
    .645
    1- 1
    1.000
    10- 17
    .588
    45/ 3.5
    91/ 7.0
    0.2
    0.9
    0.2
    • 2014 MNT - 2014 USA Basketball Challenge - USA Blue Team (the USA White Team defeated USA Blue Team 81-71 in an abbreviated game).
    • 2013 MNT - 2013 USA Basketball Challenge - USA Blue Team; July 25, 2013; Las Vegas, Nevada (the USA White Team defeated USA Blue Team 128-106).
    • 2012 OLY - 2012 U.S. Olympic Games Team, London, England (the USA finished 8-0 and won the gold medal).
    • 2012 MNT - 2012 USA Basketball National Team (the USA compiled a 5-0 record).
    • 2011 HSUM - 2011 Nike Hoop Summit, Portland, Oregon (the USA USA Junior Select National Team defeated the World Select Team 92-80).

    NBA Statistics
    YEAR
    G/S
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2013-14
    67/66
    522-1005
    .519
    2- 9
    .222
    348- 440
    .791
    673/ 10.0
    1394/ 20.8
    1.6
    2.8
    1.3
    Totals
    646/646
    871-1681
    .518
    2- 15
    .133
    517- 665
    .777
    1195/ 9.1
    2261/ 17.3
    1.3
    2.3
    1.3

    Collegiate Statistics
    YEAR
    G/S
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2011-12
    40/40
    210- 337
    .623
    3- 20
    .150
    144- 203
    .709
    415/ 10.4
    567/ 14.2
    1.3
    4.7
    1.4