Spectacular New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in Team USA’s 95-78 win over Brazil on Saturday.
The 21-year-old Davis, who suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand on December 1, battled back spasms in the springtime and has been a somewhat fragile employee in the association.
Still, Davis averaged 20.8 points, 10.0 boards and a league-leading 2.8 rejections over 67 games.
Despite Davis’ brilliance, New Orleans (32-46) sat in the basement of the Southwest Division.
Taken first overall out of Kentucky in 2012, “Unibrow” appeared a bit stronger as an NBA sophomore.
Accordingly, the 6-foot-10, 220-pound Davis overwhelmed defenders and looked unstoppable in the paint.
Quick, explosive, and able to expertly run the court, the former Wildcat routinely compiled double-doubles and became a commanding force.
Dismissing their atrocious mark, the Pelicans were a somewhat difficult adversary with Davis protecting the basket.
Ready to become the league’s premier power forward, expect Anthony Davis to breakout on the hardwood and stockpile MVP votes this season in “The Big Easy.”by