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.