WBN Nightcap: Anthony Davis on What Made 2012 Championship Cats Special

 

April 10, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; New Orleans Hornets power forward Anthony Davis (23) drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the New Orleans Hornets 121-110. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

 

Former Kentucky Wildcat All-American and current New Orleans Pelican (wow that felt awkward) Anthony Davis saw his first season in the NBA end recently, and in a recent interview with CoachCal.com, he talked about this past year, and what made the 2012 National Champion Wildcats such a special group of players:

It’s not as easy as people think. People say all the time, ‘You guys had this person, this person, this person, so you were supposed to win.’ That’s not how it works. We just all came together as a team from day one and said this is what we’re going to do and this is how we’re going to do it. We stuck with that game plan throughout the year and ended up winning.

 

Davis finished his rookie campaign averaging 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals in 28.8 minutes per game.

 

When talking about Kentucky Football and what they were able to accomplish this spring after a disastrous 2012 season, most of the focus has been on the offense and the rise of quarterback Jalen Whhitlow, but a Saturdays Down South pointed out, there was a lot to be happy about when it came to the play of the defensive ends:

Dynamic duo: Kentucky fans were already excited about Bud Dupree. The former linebacker turned defensive end should have a big season in 2013. Early enrollee and JUCO transfer Za’Darius Smith should create a very sexy one-two pass rush for the Wildcats defense. DJ Eliot’s defense should improve just by making Dupree play with his hand down and adding Smith on the other side. There are questions at linebacker and in the secondary, but the defensive line should be a stronger aspect of the overall team.

 

 

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