NBA star Anthony Davis has become one of the biggest stars in the sport, but he wouldn’t be the player he is today without his massive growth spurt in high school.
The 6 ft 10 giant has achieved a massive amount in his career to date. The power forward has utilised his giant stature to reach great heights, if you’ll pardon the pun.
After a sparkling college career, he turned professional with The New Orleans Hornets before moving to The Los Angeles Lakers in 2019, with whom he won the NBA title the following year.
The eight-time NBA All-Star utilises his incredible power to drive past opposition defences, easily provides a massive target near the net for his teammates to pick out and possesses a high-level IQ, regularly faking passes to leave his rivals in a state of disarray.
But despite being well known for his height, he didn’t stand out from the pack until he turned 18.
Anthony Davis had an enormous growth spurt in high school
The Olympic gold medalist always seemed destined for the top. However, in his sophomore year in high school, he only stood 6 ft 2. Fast forward to his senior year, and he’d grown eight inches.
His incredible development became so confusing that his mother took him to the doctors.
She told the Courier-Journal: “His feet were dangling off the bed. That really made it noticeable. His sleeves on his shirts began to be short, and the pants legs. He was like, ‘Mom, I need new school pants.’ I’m like, ‘Well, I just bought those?’
Even in his smaller days, he had a natural ability to deflect shots, but as he grew, his ability shot through the roof.
Due to the development in his body, he changed from a guard to a power forward. Despite his stature, he moves incredibly well, often leaving crowds spellbound with his athleticism. And with Sports Casting claiming he’s blocking 2.6 shots per game and stealing the ball 1.5 times, it appears the best is yet to come.
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