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Basketball Tue Apr 03 2012

Blue Heaven

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Last year, we watched Anthony Davis explode on the Chicago basketball scene, dominating opponents at Perspectives, a small charter school in the South Loop. Recently sprouted to 6 feet 10, he casually asserted his will, when the spirit moved him, against players much smaller and less skilled.

He was a hometown hero at the McDonald's All-American Game, then became the best player in college basketball.

Last night, Davis led the University of Kentucky to a national championship in his first and soon-to-be only college season, winning Most Outstanding Player honors. In three months, he'll be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.

Just remember, we knew him when.

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