Basketball: Who is NEXT?
Editor's Note: Anthony Davis was named NEXT for the Jan. 9, 2012 issue of ESPN The Magazine. You can read more about him here.
FAME CLAIM: 2011 McDonald's All-American; ESPNU No. 1 recruit overall for Class of 2011
FAME CLAIM: Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year; 2010 McDonald's All-American
FAME CLAIM: No. 1 prospect in ESPNU Class of 2013 rankings
FAME CLAIM: No. 1 pick in 2011 NBA draft; averaged 17.5 ppg and 4.3 apg as a Duke freshman.
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Every year since 1998, ESPN The Magazine has recognized an elite group of emerging athletes to watch in the year ahead -- athletes we call NEXT. They are competitors not only on the cusp of stardom, but on the verge of transcending their sports. NEXT is what happens when the hype is real.