Davis, a standout at Chicago (Ill.) Prospectives Charter, gave Kentucky and their staff a verbal commitment on Friday. The news was confirmed by his father -- Anthony Davis Sr.
"Yes it's true," Davis Sr. told Scout.com.
In early May, Davis wasn't nationally known. In fact, the slender forward wasn't even ranked. Over the past year he's grown six inches, going from a guard to a 6-foot-9 do-it-all power forward.
After a strong spring, Davis shot up the charts to No. 3 on the power forward list and No. 5 overall in the class of 2011. When Scout.com's new rankings are released he'll likely make another jump.