NBA Spotlight: Anthony Davis

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A huge spring catapulted Anthony Davis from outside Scout.com's top 100 to inside the top 10. We caught up with the 2011 prospect at NBA Camp.

Anthony Davis continues his spring and summer tour all week at the NBA Camp.

After a huge spring, where Davis went from a virtual unkown to a top 10 prospect, Davis is going head-to-head with the nation's best prospects. On day one, he certainly showed why many think so highly of him.

"I don't have anything to prove," Davis said. "I just want to play hard. Most people already know who I am. So there's nothing to prove unless you aren't known. I just need to keep working hard and playing my game."

Davis is right. He's certainly known on a big stage now. Ranked No. 9 overall by Scout.com, he's highly regarded by scouts, but also by college coaches, as he says his list continues to grow.

"Actually I had my list down to five and then more schools called and it's back up to 10 or 12," Davis said. "It's overwhelming but at the same time I'm just trying to have fun and make a good decision."

Davis listed Ohio State, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, Louisville and Kentucky as schools he was heavily considering. To this point he hasn't take any unofficial visits, but he's hoping to take a few in the near future.

First up will be to Louisville. That trip could come as early as next week.

"I'm not sure," he said when asked about a specific date. "Probably when I get back home. Maybe after two days of rest then I'll head down there next week."

Davis and Wayne Blackshear, a Louisville commit, have been close friends since middle schools and the 6-foot-9 big man said Blackshear has spent some time recruiting him.

"He said they have a new stadium that he can't wait to play in and he said he wants the No. 2 player in the state to follow him to Louisville," Davis said. "We've been friends since 7th grade, so he wants me to check them out."

Davis also mentioned that he's hoping to take a visit to North Carolina in the near future. According to the five-star prospect, All of the schools he listed have offers except for a pair.

"All of them have offered but Carolina and Duke," he said. "They are waiting to see me in July."


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