LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Anthony Davis breaking the UK single-season blocks record just 19 games into his career is just the start of how phenomenal of a talent this kid is.
Davis ended the night with 7 blocks to put him at 89 for the year to break the mark previously held by Andre Riddick and Melvin Turpin, who needed 34 and 31 games to get to 83 blocks, respectively.
"I've coached Marcus Camby, and Bruiser Flint called me the other day and said this kid does what Marcus Camby did for us," said John Calipari, after the game. "So on both ends he does it, and he's getting better. He's making free throws. He's making jumpers. You're seeing more of his game. "
"I've been blessed that I've coached two of the great shot blockers who are unbelievably nice people who defer to their teammates, are not selfish, don't have a selfish bone in their buddy, neither guy, and I was fortunate enough to coach both of them," said Coach Cal, when asked to elaborate on the Davis-Camby comparison. "Maybe I can coach Anthony (Davis) three years like I did Marcus (Camby). That would be a lot of fun too. I'm going to try to influence him that way."
Oh by the way, Davis finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds on the same day he was named with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to the Wooden Player of the Year watchlist, and in this reporter's mind seriously needs to be considered with Kansas' Thomas Robinson among the premiere candidates.
“My teammates have been talking about that already. They said we are not even halfway through the season and you (are going to) break the block record," said Davis after the win over Arkansas. "It’s a great accomplishment, especially for a freshman, so I am really proud of myself.”
Pat Doney joined me for the game tonight and blew my mind with this stat. Forget the points, rebounds, and blocks - Davis played 36 minutes and had exactly ZERO fouls and ZERO turnovers. Stop it. Just stop it.
He also now leads the SEC in scoring in conference games, with more than 18 points per game.
I don't know what was more fun, looking at Davis' stat line or listening to some of the questions posed to him after the game.
It was like those Chuck Norris quotes.
Hey Anthony, could you dunk on a 13-foot rim? "Maybe when I'm fresh, before a game." Did you ever dunk on a short rim when you were younger? "Now it's like I'm dunking on a short rim again."
I've heard Anthony Davis doesn't call the wrong number. You just answered the wrong phone.
He's also the reason Waldo is hiding and so talented he can pop a wheely on a unicycle.