Anthony Davis was named a Western Conference All-Star Friday because of Kobe Bryant’s injury. Many were surprised the former Kenutcky big man didn’t make it in the first place. Davis is averaging 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game while playing just over 26 minutes per game. Those sure look like all-star numbers to me.
According to ESPN’s Stats and Information department, if Davis continues on the same pace he will be the first person to average 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks per game since Shaquille O’Neal did it in 1999-2000. Not too shabby to be putting up number like one of the top 50 players to play in the NBA in only your sophomore season.
Anthony Davis is only player in NBA averaging at least 20 PPG, 10 RPG, 3 BPG this year. Could be 1st player to do that since Shaq in 1999-00
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 7, 2014
Shaq also won the leagues MVP that season playing for the LA Lakers, averaging 29.7 points, 13.6 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Anthony Davis had another impressive game Friday night for the New Orleans Pelicans with 26 points, 10 blocks and one block in the win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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