Raptors Republic has spoken...

With the 1st Pick in the 2012 Raptors Republic Mock Draft, the New Orleans Hornets select.....

*drumroll*....

ANTHONY DAVIS, PF/C, KENTUCKY






2011-12 NCAA Statistics

PPG: 14.3
RPG: 10.4
FG%: 62.3
BPG: 4.7



Positives
•Long, athletic wingspan
•Excellent rebounder and shot blocker
•Good ball handler for his size
•Excels at taking people off the dribble
•Can defend multiple positions
•Tough
•Terrific motor

Negatives
•Needs to add strength/muscle
•Still figuring out how to play in the post


Analysis, as per ESPN Scouts

The Good: He's loooooooonnnnnng. He's a crazy athlete. He plays hard on both ends of the floor. He's tough. He changes the game without ever having the ball in his hands. He's a dominant shot-blocker. He can guard multiple positions on the floor. Elite rebounder. Emerging offensive player who can handle the ball and shoot perimeter shots. Great kid with a reputation of being a hard worker.

The Bad: He needs to get stronger. He's still feeling things out offensively.

The Upside: He's the hands-down consensus No. 1 pick in the draft. As long as he stays healthy, it's hard to see how he's going to fail at the next level.