Kentucky was well represented in the exhibition game last night on ESPN between the Dominican Republic, led by the University of Kentucky’s very own John Calipari, and the United States Olympic team.
Anthony Davis was added last minute to the USA Olympic team following a Blake Griffin diagnosis of a meniscus tear, which requires surgery. Davis, who was the 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Hornets, was one of the final cuts for the 2012 Olympic team to play in London.
The 6-10 forward scored 9 points in just under 10 minutes of play. One of the most memorable plays from the game is when Davis shot a 3 pointer, getting fouled on the play. He made the free throw, making the rarely seen "4 point play". An incredible outing from a player who has not been practicing with the team since being cut from the roster, and to think this young man has even been initiated into his rookie season.
In a statement released by the USA Basketball Chairman, Jerry Colangelo, “This is another unfortunate injury, but we have to continue to move on, and we’re very fortunate to have Anthony Davis available, Anthony offers our team additional height and length, and this will be an incredible experience for him.” Kentucky fans will be sure to tune in to see their once freshman star reign supreme as the United States takes their talent to the Olympic Games in London starting July 27th.