Anthony Davis posterizes Tiago Splitter & dominates Brazil w/ 20pts 7rebs 5blks
It was the first game played at the United Center since high school for Chicago native Anthony Davis. Although Chicago Bull Derrick Rose was the big story during the USA’s victory over Brazil in Chicago on Saturday, AD was the best player on the court. The boxscore will show that he had 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks but it wont tell you about his hustle plays and dominant presence which will make him one of the top players in the league for the rest of the decade.
“Well, I would have been a complete idiot of he wasn’t in the starting lineup. I mean he’s one of the best players in the NBA. I mean Anthony Davis is terrific. Even though Tom didn’t want to start him,” Krzyzewski joked. “He wanted to play zone and not put pressure.
Thibodeau countered, “I hate a guy like that protecting the rim. I was talking to Monty [Williams, his fellow USA Basketball assistant and Davis’ head coach in New Orleans] about that.”
Krzyzewski added: “Anthony is like one of the emerging stars, and we hope that what happens to a lot of those guys in 2010 will happen to him in this competition where it just launches what should be a storied career for him. Another great guy. You talk about these Chicago guys, he and Derrick, the best guys, easy to coach, team guys, dreams to coach. Both those guys are dreams to coach.”
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Source: CSN Chicago