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2011-12 Kentucky Basketball Preview
By Brett Dawson
Anthony Davis was clueless.
What was he doing in this painted area of the court? Why was he playing basketball so close to the rim?
Davis had grown up playing the game, but then one summer he'd grown up - seven inches up, to be precise - and suddenly, basketball was all new.
"It was just like, 'Oh, wow, I'm taller now. What do I do?' " said Davis, the Kentucky freshman forward who went from 6-foot-3 to 6-10 in the summer before his senior year of high school. "I had no post moves whatsoever."
Why would he? Davis had come of age in Chicago playing in the backcourt. He put the ball on the floor. He came off screens. He shot pull-up jumpers. Suddenly, he had a new body that required a whole new set of skills. ... Continue reading