Anthony Davis’ experience with Team USA will lead to Rookie of the Year Award

Anthony Davis - Mark Blinch | Reuteres
Anthony Davis – Mark Blinch | Reuteres

had a quiet start to his Olympiad with Team USA. Davis amounted only three points and three rebounds in Team USA’s rout of France in its first group play game on Sunday. That belies the experience he’s found that will lead to a spectacular rookie season.  Davis is in the midst of a spectacular pre-rookie season as the only soon-to-be first-year player on Team USA and the third since 1992.  Both of the players who had done so previously shone in their rookie seasons. went from being the 12th man on the 1992 Dream Team to averaging 18.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game and making the All-Rookie First Team in 1992-93.  Emeka Okafor was the last man on the 2004 Team USA bench, and went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award.

 

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