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Anthony Davis gives advice to new Wildcats while in Lexington

Davis talks about what the new players need to do and what helped his team be so successful.

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Anthony Davis returned to Lexington to host a kids camp last week, and took the time to give advice to future Wildcats and talk about why his Kentucky team was a success.

“Come here, have fun,” Davis said in giving advice to the incoming Wildcats, according to Rick Childress of the Lexington Herald-Leader. “You got to trust Coach Cal. He knows what he’s talking about,” Davis said. “Go in with the mindset of being unselfish, sacrificing and having the ultimate goal, which is winning number nine.”

One of the things that Davis said helped his team win the 2012 National Championship was veteran leadership. With a larger number of returning players than usual next year, the 2018-19 may be able to find that same success.

“We had a lot of guys on our team that was seniors and sophomores and it helped us freshmen to kind of move along a little bit quicker,” Davis said, according to Childress. “We were a tight-knit group.”

And again, Kentucky is going to have plenty of NBA talent. Davis said that helps too. That title-winning team had four players drafted in the first round, and looking at this team, it’s easy to see there being that kind of talent.

You can read the rest of Davis’ comments here. He talks about Kentucky players in the NBA, his relationship with John Calipari and more.