"Anthony is a tremendous shot blocker with great size and length. He can make 3-pointers, dribble the ball and he can get up and down the court faster than some of our guards because of his long, looping strides. He's a different player than Marcus Camby, but he's physically ahead of where Marcus was to start his freshman season." -- Head coach John Calipari
2011-12 National Player of the Year ... Final Four Most Oustanding Player ... Started all 40 games for UK leading the Wildcats in points (14.2) and rebounds (10.4) ... Broke the UK single-season blocks record with 186 swats on the year ... Pulled down 16 rebs. with 6 blks. and 5 assists in a win over Kansas ... Led Kentucky with 18 pts. and 14 rebs. in a win over Louisville ... Scored 18 pts. with a team-high 11 rebs. in a win over Baylor ... Notched 15 pts. with 12 rebs. and five asts. in a win over Iowa St. ... Scored 16 pts. with nine rebs. and seven blocks in a win over WKU ... Recorded his fourth straight double-double with 12 pts. and 10 rebs. in a loss to Vandy ... Had 15 pts. and 12 rebs. in a win over Florida ... Scored 12 pts., with a game-high 14 rebs. in win over LSU in the first round of the SEC Tournament ... Finished with a game-high 22 pts., 12 rebs. and six blks. in a win at Florida ... Scored a career-high 28 pts. with 11 rebs. and five blocks in a win over Vandy ... Recorded 15 pts., eight rebs. and seven blks. in a win at Vandy ... Finished with 16 pts., six rebs., and four blks. in a victory over UF ... Nearly had a triple-double effort with 22 pts., eight rebs. and eight blks. in a win at USC ... Led UK with 18 pts., eight rebs. and seven blks. in a victory over UT ... Notched a double-double with 16 pts. and 10 rebs. in a win at LSU ... Broke the UK single-season blocks record with seven swats in a win over Arkansas ... In the same outing, had a double-double with a career-high 27 pts. and 14 rebs. ... Charted his fifth straight double-double with 12 pts. and 10 rebs. while charting seven blks. in a win over USC ... Had 22 pts. and 16 rebs. while adding three blks. in a win over UALR ... Was named the SEC Freshman of the Week after recording a double-double with 18 pts. and 10 rebs. in a win over UL ... Also had six blks. and made a career-high 12 free throws ... Tallied a double-double with 15 pts. and 11 rebs. in a win over Loyola ... Posted a double-double with 14 pts., 18 rebs. and added five blks. in a win over Chattanooga ... Made the game-saving block with seven seconds remaining to go along with nine pts. and seven rebs. in a win over North Carolina ... Had a near triple-double effort with 15 pts., 15 rebs. and eight blks. against St. John's .. Had a flawless night from the floor with a perfect field goal and free throw percentage while also blocking four shots in a win over Radford ... Totaled 14 pts., six rebs. and seven blks. in a win over Kansas ... Led the team with 23 pts. and 10 rebs. in the win over Marist to become just the third player in school history to begin collegiate career with a 20-10 game ... Also swatted five shots and chipped in three assists in his debut ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 14).
High School Averaged 32 points, 22 rebounds, and seven blocked shots as a senior at Perspectives Charter High School in Chicago ... One of four finalists for the Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year Award ... One of five finalists for the Naismith Award for the national high school player of the year ... Named All-Conference three consecutive years ... Parade first team All-America ... Has been on the Honor Roll since his freshman year of high school ... Ranked first on ESPNU's Top 100, first overall by Scout.com, and second by Rivals.com ... Received 2011 McDonald's All-America Honors ... Scored 16 points with 10 rebounds for the USA team in the Nike Hoops Summit ... Scored 14 points with six rebounds and four blocks in the McDonald's All American Game ... Named Co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic All-American Game with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks.
Personal Chose Kentucky over Depaul, Ohio State, and Syracuse.