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Anthony Davis Is the Future

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The commercial tells us all the time: There are over 400,000 NCAA student-athletes, and most of them will go pro in something other than sports. And then there's Anthony Davis, and that's a whole other story.

He's everything you'd expect basketball superstars to look like 75 years from now. Seven feet tall with arms that stretch forever, he jumps over you or runs past you, and plays power forward with the skills of a point guard. It doesn't seem fair, and surrounded by college basketball players, it definitely isn't.

There were three plays Monday night that stood out. The first came with a little more than 16 minutes left in the second half. Kansas' Thomas Robinson was backing down Terrence Jones and as he turned the corner toward the basket he saw Davis...

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