"Anthony Davis is the antidote to this new breed of player—the archetypal new school shut-down four. He would be, in effect, the first of his kind. Kevin Garnett came closest to defining this role, but his career straddles the pre-zone and post-zone eras. Josh Smith suffers for his lack of height and a series of coaches who have simply never been able to conceive of this role for him. Davis has the potential to not only star at the next level, but set off a chain reaction of new ideas. Here’s a player who blocks three pointers with regularity, while simultaneously daring any player to face off with him in the paint. Ubiquity itself, in other words, capable of not only shrinking but commandeering the space that NBA offenses so cherish—pushing back their advances with his own creativity."