Kentucky Basketball: Anthony Davis says "Dunk you very much, Tunisia"

July 23, 2012; Barcelona, SPAIN; USA forward Anthony Davis (14) after practice at Palau Sant Jordi. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

Yesterday evening, Anthony Davis played a few minutes against Tunisia after Kevin Love suffered an apparently mild injury. Davis took advantage of the opportunity to do this (Hat tip: Sam Henson):

Well, that's three of them, anyway. Apparently there were a couple more lob dunks, five in all, to go along with a couple of free throws and three rebounds.

Now, we all knew that Davis could do this -- heck, he did it every game I can remember while he was at Kentucky, which helped give Davis the 3rd highest Offensive Rating in college basketball last year, even though his usage was among the lowest of the starters. Davis' role was primarily defensive, while others like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Terrence Jones had higher usage percentages.

This is what we call "High-percentage shots," and you can see by the video that none of them were seriously challenged by the smaller Tunisians. Against players like Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, the results might be a little less impressive

But Davis is showing everyone he belongs on this team, and this kind of performance just validates the judgment that put him there.

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