Kentucky’s Davis compared to Tim Duncan

Anthony DavisWith a little over one month before the 2012 NBA Draft, there’s little guesswork involved in figuring out who the number one pick will be.

That should be of little surprise when Kentucky’s Anthony Davis is being compared to San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan.

At worst, he is compared favorably with Marcus Camby and Tyson Chandler. At best, the name Tim Duncan rolls off some scouts’ tongues.

The only question NBA scouts have about him is whether he’ll run into trouble early in his pro career with the league’s bigger, stronger power forwards.

The freshman power forward averaged 14.3 points, 10 rebounds and 4.7 blocks per game on his way to leading the Wildcats to a National Championship.

While Davis has plenty to prove before the comparison to Duncan is truly deserved, he’s received other strong comparisons to make him one player to watch next season, especially if Duncan and Davis square off next season.

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.