Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. is an American professional basketball player who is known for his powerhouse performance. Playing in the center and power forward positions, he is a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. He is a five-time NBA All-Star player and Olympic Gold medalist. While Davis relatively kept a low profile during his high school, his outstanding performance on court soon made him Scout.com’s top-ranked player in the class of 2011. He went on to attend the University of Kentucky amidst many offers from other colleges. Rumors about him being the first pick in the 2012 NBA draft were already abound even before his college career took off.
After a tremendous performance with the Kentucky Wildcats, he was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets during the 2012 draft. During his first game against the San Antonio Spurs, he recorded a team-high 21 points. He stopped playing for a while due to injuries but came back in a game against the Golden State Warriors with a career-high 16 rebounds.
During a match against Orlando Magic on March 2013, he recorded a career-high 18 rebounds. Even with more injuries, he still finished second in the NBA Rookie of the Year. In the 2013 to 2014 Season, the New Orleans Hornets became the New Orleans Pelicans and Davis became the youngest player in its history to score 25 points and 15 rebounds in a single game.
After recovering from a series of injuries in the past season, Davis became the youngest player to record a five-by-five with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 4-assists, 6 steals, and 4 blocks in the history of the league. He went on to set another franchise record of 437 career blocks. At the end of the 2015-2016 Season, he became the first player to record an average of 30 points and 10 rebounds in a player’s first playoff series in 40 years.
During the 2016-2017 Season, he was named as the first player in the history of the franchise to record 2,000 points in a single season. The Pelicans made it to the playoffs in the 2017-2018 Season but eventually lost to the Golden State Warriors.
• Gold medalist, 2012 London Olympic Games• Gold medalist, 2014 Spain World Cup• 5-time NBA All-Star (2014–2018)• NBA All-Star Game MVP (2017)• 3-time All-NBA First Team (2015, 2017, 2018)• NBA All-Defensive First Team (2018)• 2-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2015, 2017)• 3-time NBA blocks leader (2014, 2015, 2018)• NBA All-Rookie First Team (2013)• NCAA champion (2012)• NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2012)• Consensus national player of the year (2012)• Consensus first-team All-American (2012)• NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2012)• USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2012)• SEC Player of the Year (2012)• SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2012)• Jordan Brand Classic co-MVP (2011)