Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Draft year: 2012
Career stats: 16.9 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 2.3 BPG
As the 2012 National College Player of the Year for the Kentucky Wildcats, center Anthony Davis came into the NBA with plenty of expectations. However, the talented big man has done well to live up to these hopes, earning his first All-Star nod this year, and proving himself as a powerful presence down low, game in and game out. Davis has been averaging a remarkable 20.5 PPG this season to go along with 3.1 blocks BPG and 10.1 RPG. A 20 and 10 in your second season is nothing to sneeze at, especially when your division is inhabited by other post players like Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Marc Gasol, Dwight Howard, and Zach Randolph. Regularly pitting himself against these All-Star talents, Davis has continued to prove that he's got next in the NBA.