The world watched as Team USA stood with their hands over their hearts and gold around their necks, still glowing from the victory they just experienced against Spain. Among NBA superstars LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul was Anthony Davis, who was playing college basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats just a few months before. He became the youngest member of the USA basketball team to receive a gold medal in the history of the team,
At Kentucky, Davis had unprecedented success. He won every individual player award imaginable and a national title during his time in college. He was chosen number one in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets and was guaranteed millions of dollars at the age of nineteen.
Anthony Davis would have had similar success at another university, that of which I have no doubt, but his story is just one of many as the legacy of the Kentucky Wildcats continues to grow. A year ago he was a young player that could not have imagined that the end of 2012 would see him standing among the titans of his game as one of their teammates.