Davis Still Surprised by His Meteoric Rise
But what you learn after spending time with (Anthony) Davis and his family is that the attention he is receiving is so new, so foreign, that he still has trouble grasping the entire concept. And this is even after being the consensus national player of the year and leading Kentucky to a national championship two months ago in New Orleans.
How much of a fantasy would this have been three years ago?
“I wouldn’t have believed you,” said Davis as he sat in the library at his high school the week of the NBA’s pre-draft camp earlier this month. “It just came natural — all at once, being a champion, growing, being the No. 1 draft pick, I would have never believed it all. It’s just been a blessing from God.”
Davis said he has a hard time when he’s alone rationalizing what has occurred.
“I look back at the last couple of years in my life, if I haven’t done this, would this have happened? If I didn’t play AAU, would I have gone to Kentucky? If I didn’t go to Kentucky, would I have been a national champion? If I wasn’t a national champion would I still declare for the NBA,” Davis said. “I just try to look back at everything and see what my next move would be.”