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2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Anthony Davis




Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Anthony Davis


Position: Power Forward

Size: 6-10, 220

School: Kentucky, Freshman


Strengths:
  • Athleticism
  • Versatility
  • Incredible length helps him as a defender and rebounder
  • Shot blocker
  • Alters as many shots as he blocks
  • Terrific help side defender
  • Runs the floor well
  • Leaping ability
  • Handles the ball well for his size
  • Right-handed hook shot



    Weaknesses:
  • Needs to get stronger
  • Physicality
  • Still learning to be a consistent low post scorer
  • Face-up game
  • Consistency with his jumper
  • Free throw shooting
  • Prone to foul trouble

    Summary: Davis is loaded with ability and has not even scratched the surface on his potential, which is why he is a candidate to be the top overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Davis is not ready to be a major contributor right away, but not many guys his size are blessed with that type of athleticism, length, and versatility. There is potential for him to be a very special player at the next level if he continues to get stronger and develop his all-around game.

    Player Comparison: A young Marcus Camby. Due to his size and length, Davis is a tremendous shot-blocker and rebounder like Camby has been his entire career. Davis is more skilled with the ball than Camby ever has been, but not quite the post scorer. That should come over time for Davis, who has greater upside than Camby did.





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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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