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The Sky Is the Limit for Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans

Posted on May 06, 2017 by Nathaniel Hybl
Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins should lead the New Orleans Pelicans to victory next season.

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins should lead the New Orleans Pelicans to victory next season.

Anthony Davis has conquered the NBA in just five seasons.

He is a four-time NBA All-Star, including earning All-Star game MVP honors in 2017.

Despite playing on primarily losing teams with the New Orleans Pelicans, Davis has earned first-team All-NBA honors once, second team All-Defensive honors, while twice leading the NBA in blocks and made the NBA All-Rookie team in 2013.

During his career he has played in 335 games, with a .513 field goal percentage, a three point shooting percentage of .290, free throw percentage of 78.7, 10.2 rebounds per contest, 1.8 assists per game, 2.4 blocks per game and 22.4 points per game.

Between his sophomore and senior year in high school Davis grew from 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-10. He went from a mediocre point guard who just might get a college scholarship to a Division II team to the number one prospect in high school basketball and could attend any college in the country he wanted.

He would be an Olympic Gold Medalist straight out of college after leading Kentucky to the NCAA Tournament and winning it all. He was the SEC Player of the Year and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year during his one season in college.

He was drafted first overall by the New Orleans Hornets. The next season they changed their name to the New Orleans Pelicans and he became an All-Star for the first time. He has now made four straight All-Star game appearances.

In 2017 the All-Star game was played in New Orleans and Davis scored 53 points for a new All-Star game record. He, of course, earned All-Star Game MVP honors.

Now teaming with All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, who also played collegiately at Kentucky, Davis is poised for even greater success in the coming years. The hope is with both Davis and Cousins on the team, New Orleans will become an attractive destination for other NBA Superstars, potentially even former New Orleans guard Chris Paul.

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