Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bilas: Anthony Davis is Best Big Man in College Basketball

Jay Bilas of lists Kentucky's Anthony Davis as the best big man in college basketball.

Bilas developed his list based upon performance in college and pro potential.

1. Anthony Davis, Kentucky Wildcats

Davis is the best defender in the country, and it has taken him only 20 games to prove it. With his freakishly long arms, great feet, athleticism, timing and feel, Davis leads the nation in blocked shots and has already set a Kentucky season record for rejections. Davis covers up the basket from 10 feet and in and can block shots in the paint and jump shots outside of the paint. As an offensive player, Davis has great tools. He has the best pair of hands in college basketball and very good touch. While he may be slight of build, Davis is no pushover and is plenty tough. Perhaps best of all, he does not need the ball to play. He is averaging 13 points per game on only eight shot attempts, 10 rebounds and almost five blocked shots while shooting 63 percent from the floor and 71 percent from the line. Davis will continue to get better and better.

Here are Bilas' top 5 big men:

1. Anthony Davis, Kentucky
2. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
3. Thomas Robinson, Kansas
4. John Henson, North Carolina
5. Meyers Leonard, Illinois

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