Scout: Davis Favorite for Top Pick in Draft
But something else, arguably more crucial, sparked Kentucky. Freshman wunderkind Anthony Davis blocked two shots down the stretch — adding to his astronomical total of 127 blocks through Feb. 14 (17 more than any other player in the nation) — to hold Vanderbilt scoreless over the final 4:52.
“He could play 40 minutes, never score a basket and dominate a game by getting every rebound, blocking shots and altering the ones that he doesn’t block,” said an NBA scout. “He’s a clear-cut favorite to be the first pick.”
Davis’ meteoric rise — from a 6-foot-2 junior at Chicago’s Perspectives Charter High to the 6-10 projected No. 1 pick in 2012 — has become the most intriguing storyline in this year’s draft. But it’s far from the only one. With a month remaining in the college basketball season, here are the answers to nine burning questions through the eyes of a pair of NBA scouts.