There are high expectations for Anthony Davis in his first season with the New Orleans Hornets as the former Kentucky Wildcats star looks to make an immediate impact during his rookie season with his new team. If Wednesday’s debut against the San Antonio Spurs is any indication of what to expect–the Hornets should feel confident with what Davis is going to bring to the table during the 2012-13 season.
Despite the Hornets losing to the Spurs 99-95, Davis scored 21 points to go along with seven rebounds–looking like anything but a rookie in his debut. Not only did Davis shoot 6 of 12 from the field, but he went 9 of 9 from the free throw line as well.
After leading Kentucky to a National Championship as a freshman, the Hornets knew they lucked out big time when they earned the top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Davis is the type of player that could quickly develop into an All Star during his rookie season and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he helped New Orleans return to the level of being a playoff contender again.
It may have been just one game, but the Hornets have to be excited about the potential shown by Davis against one of the best teams from the Western Conference last season. The scary thing about Davis too–he’s young and only going to get better each game he plays.
In other words–the Hornets may have one of the league’s next rising stars on their hands.
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