Davis to Appear on Jimmy Kimmel Show

April 5, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Freshman Anthony Davis will make his late night national television talk show debut tonight, appearing as a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel show which will air tonight at midnight on ABC.

Davis is in Los Angeles to be presented the John R. Wood Award at 36th Annual Wooden Award Gala.

The gala, which will be honoring Davis and the John Wooden All-American Team, will take place Friday April 6 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Davis led the Wildcats in scoring (14.2), rebounding (10.4), blocks (4.7) and field goal percentage (.623), while helping to lead Kentucky to its eighth national championship.

During his run, he broke the school record, SEC record and NCAA freshman record for blocks in a season.

Voters include hundreds of national college basketball media who selected and ranked 10 players. Davis had 3,350 points, outdistancing second-place finisher Thomas Robinson of Kansas (3,017). Rounding out the top five were Draymond Green of Michigan State (2,825), Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger (2,425), and Tyler Zeller of North Carolina (1,793).

The ten-player All American team also included in alphabetical order Isaiah Canaan, Murray State; Jae Crowder, Marquette; Marcus Denmon, Missouri; Kevin Jones, West Virginia; and Doug McDermott, Creighton.

All players proved that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Voters were asked to take into account performance during the regular season and postseason through the first three rounds of the NCAA tournament, as well as a player’s character and academic performance, essential components of an outstanding player. The winner will receive a contribution from The Los Angeles Athletic Club for their university’s general scholarship fund.