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Spider man casting his web.
Spider man casting his web.

In the second of a series of articles detailing Kentucky's 2011-2012 championship moments, I take a look at the early-season play of Anthony Davis, as the big man set a championship tone for the Wildcats, and declared to the nation he was a defensive force of fierce proportions. Here's an excerpt:

Davis arrived at the University of Kentucky with the reputation of being a strong defensive presence with a burgeoning offensive game. At 6-foot-10, the Chicago native was roundly considered one of the elite talents in the country and was named an ESPN Preseason All-American (second team) in early November. But in UK's first exhibition game of the season, against Transylvania University, UK coach John Calipari saw ample room for growth in the big man's game after Davis struggled to score against the diminutive Pioneers.

"He's good, but physically, you know, we've got to figure out where to play him; where we put him in where we can have success," Calipari lamented after the Transy game. "Just throwing him in the post, say, 'Here, post up, Shaq,' that's not who he is. I mean, he couldn't do it today."

I sense Davis got better ... for the full story go here and go 'Cats!