New Lakers star Anthony Davis – what you need to know

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Here’s what you need to know about Anthony Davis, the newest Lakers superstar, whom the team agreed to acquire Saturday from the New Orleans Pelicans for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.ANTHONY MARSHON DAVIS JR.Age: 26 (born March 11, 1993)Height/weight: 6-foot-10, 255 poundsPosition: Forward/center AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDrafted: Davis was selected with the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by New Orleans (known as the Hornets, at the time)2018-19 Stats: 25.9 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.6 steals, 2.4 blocks, 51.7 FG pct; 33.1 3-point pct.; 79.4 FT pct.Career Stats: 23.7 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.4 steals, 2.4 blocks, 51.7 FG pct, 31.4 3-point pct., 79.5 FT pct.Notable: Davis is a six-time NBA All-Star and has been named to three All-NBA First Teams and three NBA All-Defensive Teams. He also earned a gold medal playing for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. … He played one season of college basketball at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats to the national championship. He was the Consensus National Player of the Year, the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, set the NCAA Division I freshman single-season record for blocked shots (186) and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament. … He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after the 2012-2013 season, then became an All-Star in his second season, when he led the league in blocked shots per game (2.8). He is the youngest player to score at least 59 points in an NBA game. … In 2017, he was the NBA All-Star Game MVP after setting an All-Star Game scoring record of 52 points. … Davis has played in 13 playoff games, but he never won one until he led the Pelicans to a stunning first-round sweep of Portland last spring. In the Game 4 clincher, he scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half. … He was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team for the first time last season after he led the league in blocked shots (2.6 per game) for the third time in his career. … On Jan. 28, Davis informed the Pelicans he would not sign the super-max contract extension (worth approximately $240 million) only they can offer him this summer and requested a trade. He is eligible to become a free agent by opting out of the final year of his contract in the summer of 2020.Did you know? Davis trademarked his unibrow sayings “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” in June of 2012.last_img

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