"Anthony can be a lot better. You are not seeing his total game yet," said Cortez Hale, Davis' prep coach in Chicago. "I have seen him play ball for three years. I saw him grow from 6-3 to 6-10 and knew he would do great here. He's not surprised me at all.
"He has not shown half of his talent yet. Right now all he is doing is blocking shots, dunking and playing defense. He is not shooting a lot and penetrating with the ball. There is a lot more coming from Anthony Davis. It's not a surprise to see what he's already done. That's how good he is.
He's already averaging 12.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots per game. He's 39-for-58 from the field because most of his baskets have been on lob passes he's turned into dunks or fast break dunks.
"Anthony just acted like that was another day, another win," Hale, who made his first trip this season from Chicago to UK?to watch Davis play, said. "Of course, he had a big smile on his face, but he knows he has to move on and focus on Indiana. He felt good about the win, but he was ready to move ahead.
"That was a great win. It made things a lot more fun for me to be here and see that. It was just an awesome play, but one he can make. He said he just had an okay game, but seeing everybody going crazy and getting so ecstatic after that block made it seem like it was a national championship game. He liked that and told me he really needed that block, but then again all he really wanted to talk about was playing Indiana."