As a youngster who has not played a minute of an NBA game, Anthony Davis is keeping special company in London.
The 19-year old phenom gets to practice regularly with the likes of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. He gets to be on the receiving end of ally-oop passes from the likes of Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Russell Westbrook.
As the United States men's basketball team continues to roll through opponents, Davis continues to get a few minutes on the floor, biding his time while waiting for the established stars to build a big enough lead to earn him "garbage time" minutes.
For Davis, he is turning garbage into treasure.
Every time the New Orleans Hornets rookie gets on the floor, he makes the most of his time. The most recent example is a 12-point performance in a 110-63 victory over Tunisia Tuesday night.
Most of the points Davis is getting are coming on dunks. His athleticism is obvious, no surprise. His attitude is good. His upside is undeniable.
While Davis would love the opportunity to play meaningful minutes, he understands that it simply will not happen. The experience he is gaining is invaluable. He will benefit from it, as will the Hornets when he reports to training camp in New Orleans.
Davis is a pleasure to watch. He will be a pleasure to watch for New Orleans fans for years to come.
The United States squad next plays Nigeria Thursday.
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