When Kentucky star Anthony Davis meets with New Orleans Hornets executives and coaches on Tuesday at the franchise's practice facility, they'll get an up-close encounter with the assured No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Nevertheless, they won't get him on the court for a workout, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Davis, an extraordinary 6-foot-11 prospect, is such a clear No. 1 choice in the June 28 draft that the franchise won't go through the process of a workout with him, sources said.
After flying into New Orleans on Monday, Davis was scheduled to spend the day with his only pre-draft visit to a franchise. Davis had dinner with Hornets coach Monty Williams in Chicago at the team's pre-draft camp, and will meet with an array of Hornets owners, executives and coaches on Tuesday at the team's facility outside of New Orleans. The Hornets hold the No. 1 pick and there hasn't been a moment of debate about where Davis will go.
With an incredible defensive, shot-blocking and evolving offensive presence, Davis is considered one of the truest franchise-changing prospects for the next decade. He led Kentucky to the national championship in April, earning national player and freshman of the year honors along the way. Davis, 19, has a chance to be the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team in the London 2012 Games, and will try out in July.
The Hornets also own the 10th pick in the draft, and are strongly considering choosing a point guard to partner with Davis. New Orleans could also decide to package the pick in a deal.
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