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Chicago’s Anthony Davis Becomes No. 1 Pick In NBA Draft

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Anthony Davis. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Anthony Davis. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Orleans Hornets have selected Kentucky forward Anthony Davis with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

Davis, who hails from Chicago’s South Side, will begin his pro career in the same city where he ended it with a national title. College basketball’s player of the year as a freshman was the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four despite shooting just 1 for 10 from the field in the championship game, grabbing 16 rebounds and blocking six shots in the victory over Kansas.

The 6-foot-10 Davis averaged 14.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 blocks, becoming a dominant defender after growing 7 inches from the start of his junior year of high school. Davis attended a charter school, Perspectives, in Chicago.

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