Liggins on Anthony Davis

Even though they are both from Chicago, Liggins admitted he had not heard of incoming UK freshman center Anthony Davis until last season.

Even though they are both from Chicago, Liggins admitted he had not heard of incoming UK?freshman center Anthony Davis until last season.

"I just heard of him this year. I never heard of him in high school at all. He grew six or seven inches and is a completely different player now," Liggins said of the 6-10 Davis. "He is a great talent. He can block the ball. He can do a lot of things. He can even bring the ball up the court a little bit, something most big men can't do. He's really good.

"He impressed me a lo when I played with him a few weeks ago. He's long. He blocked my shot a couple of times. You've got to dunk on him. If you try to lay it up, he's going to block your shot."

Liggins also appreciates highly-touted recruit Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (formerly Michael Gilchrist) saying recently he wanted to be the "DeAndre Liggins" of this year's team.

"That's what happens when you come in and do all the dirty work," Liggins said. "People saw all the little things I did to help the team win. He is going to be a good talent. He is really good.

"But all the freshmen are good. I was here two or three weeks ago and played. They are very good. They are very skilled. They will have a very good team. It is kind of different from two years ago. Every team is different but they will be very good."


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