Perspectives Charter (Chicago)
on the high school basketball map.
The former Kentucky Wildcat and current New Orleans Pelicans star had to bus to another facility for practice while at the Chicago school. But thanks to a generous pledge, Davis is making sure basketball players at Perspectives no longer have to do that.According to the Courier-Journal
, Davis and Boost Mobile partnered to donate $65,000 toward a new home court for the school. Jonathan Lintner writes that the floor will be unveiled Friday during a ceremony that Davis plans to attend.
"It's a very unique and incredible story," Perspectives athletic director Vinay Mullick told the Courier-Journal. "He (Davis) persevered, stuck with a sport and overcame a lot of obstacles we had to even have a team."
After a massive growth spurt during his junior year that took him to nearly 6-foot-10, Davis exploded on the club scene and entered his senior campaign as the No. 1-ranked prospect in America by MaxPreps. He didn't disappoint in his final high school season, averaging around 32 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocked shots per game to earn MaxPreps All-American honorable mention.
Davis helped Kentucky win the national title in his only season with the Wildcats before being taken with the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.