Davis, often considered the No. 1 player in America, joins SF Michael Gilchrist and PG Marquis Teague in what already looks to be yet another landmark class for Coach K CAL (sorry for the typo earlier today) in 2011.
Chicago Perspective senior forward Anthony Davis has committed to Kentucky.
Davis was an unknown before the spring due to lack of exposure, but burst on the scene after showing off a rare versatility for a player his size while playing with Illinois-based MeanStreets. [...]
Davis was recruited by nearly every top program in the country and decided on the Wildcats over DePaul, Ohio State and Syracuse.
‘Coach [John] Calipari is easy to talk to and he listens to what you are saying,’ Davis told ESPN’s Paul Biancardi. ‘[Calipari] will be a father figure to me away from home. He’s a demanding coach that will not tell me what I want to hear, but what I need to hear to improve.’
Obviously, Coach Cal is bringing in talent at a never seen before clip, at least in the era of high school rankings –three of the top 5 players in the Class of 2011 already will be in Lexington next season.
If freshmen Stacey Poole and Doron Lamb stick around for a sophomore campaign, and SLAM diarist Quincy Miller commits to UK, the ’11-12 Wildcats should be favored to win it all.