Anthony Davis knows where he’ll be playing basketball in 2011-12. But he’s not telling. Not for a few weeks, anyway.
Davis, one of the top players – perhaps the top – in the class of 2011, apparently has three schools in mind: Kentucky, DePaul and Ohio State.
He’d already been to Columbus, then made visits to Kentucky on Sunday and DePaul on Monday. Davis was supposed to visit Syracuse, but apparently decided against it – thus the final decision. (He also ruled out North Carolina, which was a late consideration to his list.)
So why not ‘Cuse? Davis did laud Jim Boeheim’s program at the Nike Peach Jam, nothing the Orange’s recent success with future pros.
“Each team has players go to the league,” he told Adam Zagoria. “Wesley Johnson from Syracuse, Evan Turner from Ohio State and John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe [from Kentucky], all of them went to the league. It’s just a great program, so that’s why I want to go to the NBA.”
But skipping the visit doesn’t bode well for the Orange.
So after all that, who’ll land the 6-10 forward who’s made huge strides as a big-time player during the last year? Hint: It’s a team that already has two top prospects (Michael Gilchrist and Marquis Teague) for 2011 and has a coach known for bringing in high-profile classes.