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Wednesday Headlines: Remembering Anthony Davis at UK Edition

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If you haven’t read the oral history on The Athletic, go now.

Anthony Davis stuffs Tyshawn Taylor in the national title game.
Anthony Davis stuffs Tyshawn Taylor in the national title game.

Anthony Davis’s time with the Kentucky Wildcats was like none other.

Davis regularly made jaws drop with the plays he made on the court and the special talent he showed.

One of the best freshmen to come into college basketball and dominate from the start, Davis’s time in Lexington has been documented really well in an oral history piece on The Athletic from Kyle Tucker.

Tucker talks with former teammates, John Calipari, Kenny Payne, and other basketball staff members about Davis’s insane year at Kentucky, where he led the Wildcats to the program’s first national championship since 1998.

There are anecdotes about the visit Calipari and Kenny Payne made to Davis’s home in Chicago, the scrimmages against NBA players in the lockout year, the block against John Henson in the UNC game, and a lot more.

It’s an excellent look back at Davis’s year at Kentucky and well worth a read today.

One of my favorite anecdotes: Jon Hood talking about the NBA guys coming to Lexington.

Hood: LeBron came. Rondo came. The Big Three from the Thunder came: Durant, Westbrook, Harden. Watching AD play against guys like that was special. He was just dunking everything.

You can check out the full story here.

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Headlines

Kentucky Baseball season likely finished - Herald Leader

A disappointing final stretch of the season.

PFF is really high on Chris Rodriguez - Cats Pause

As they should be.

Cats offensive line will again be team’s strength - KSR

Despite losing some pieces, a lot of talent remains.

Julius Randle wins Most Improved Player - ESPN

A well-deserved award.

NFL expecting full stadiums this fall - Bleacher Report

Hopefully college football will be the same.

Isaiah Jackson projected to Knicks in mock draft - Yahoo

Add another Cat to the Kentucky Knicks.

Gonzaga, Michigan leading shift in recruiting - CBS

The Zags and Juwan Howard have become major factors on the recruiting trail.