Anthony Davis is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
It was on November 10, 2010, when Davis signed the National Letter of Intent. His senior year began with him being ranked among the top 50 high school seniors in the Chicago area by the Chicago Sun-Times.
In the Sun-Times preseason poll, he was a first-team all-state selection. He was 6 feet, 10 inches tall at that point (2.08 m).
ESPNU televised his team’s game against Whitney M. Young Magnet High School.
The season ended with a 6–19 record for Perspectives. Davis remained a guard throughout the season, bringing the ball up the court and shooting from the perimeter, even as he grew.
He averaged 32 points, 22 rebounds, and seven blocks per game this season.
Davis was selected for the 2011 McDonald’s All-American Game and the 10th annual Jordan Brand Classic for his basketball skills while still in high school.
In high school basketball, he was a first-team USA Today All-USA selection. He was a member of the Parade All-American first team.
Anthony Davis Parents: Meet Erainer Davis and Anthony Davis Sr.
Basketball personality Anthony Davis was born to parents, Erainer Davis and Anthony Davis Sr.
His father, Anthony Davis Sr. is 6 foot 3 inches (1.91 m), and his mother, Erainer Davis, is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m).
The Chicago Sun-Times stated that Davis’s father had requested Kentucky for $200,000 in exchange for Davis’s pledge before he decided to attend Kentucky.
A Sun-Times reporter, Michael O’Brien, released the initial story on August 4, 2010.
When Davis chose Kentucky, “rumors/sources” claiming the pledge cost $200,000 were cited as a “credible source.”
After he narrowed down his list of schools around a month ago, there have been reports that Davis’ pledge is up for sale.
After a threat from a University of Kentucky lawyer, the sentence was deleted off the Sun-Times high school sports website later that day.
According to the Sun-Times, Anthony Davis Sr. refused to engage with them on July 30 and stated that “We haven’t asked anyone for anything and no one has offered us anything.”
Despite threats from both the University of Kentucky and the Davis family to sue the Sun-Times over the piece, neither Kentucky nor the Davis family actually did so.
For the Davises and the state of Kentucky, a reprinted publication was in error, they say. Before any legal action could be taken, Illinois’ libel statute of limitations of one year had elapsed.