After a great performance during the USA vs. Dominican Republic exhibition game on Thursday, NBA rookie Anthony Davis has landed a permanent role on Team USA.
Anthony Davis was originally a part of the group of 15 guys who tried out for a spot on the team headed to London later this month, but was cut when it was time to trim the roster to 12.
However, when Los Angeles Clipper Blake Griffin injured his knee during practice, Davis was called in immediately. Griffin tore his meniscus in his left knee, and should be ready for Clippers training camp.
That’s now five guys who won’t be headed to the Olympics due to injury, the other four including Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, and Chris Bosh.
Davis is only 19 year old, and has already won a national championship with the Kentucky Wildcats, drafted to the New Orleans Hornets as the number one overall pick, and now headed to London to play with the greatest basketball players in the league.
With four more games till the London Olympics, monday, the boys play Brazil (ESPN2) and Davis will have another chance to prove he deserves to play with the big boys.