Originally posted on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 4/2/12

I guess Anthony Davis felt like he hadn’t done enough to prove himself during his freshman season, so the 6’10″ forward/center decided to break an NCAA record on top of everything else.

During the first half of the national championship game against Kansas, Davis broke the NCAA freshman block record by swatting away three shots in the first 12 minutes. With 8:01 left in the first half, he rolled over to help Terrence Jones against Kansas’ Thomas Robinson and knocked the ball away.

That gave Davis 183 blocks on the season. The previous record was set by Marshall’s Hassan Whiteside with 182 blocks in 34 games back in 2010. To be fair, the title game was Davis’ 40th contest of the year.

Most experts believe Davis will be the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and he has already won the Naismith, AP, Wooden, Robertson and Rupp awards for national player of the year. If Kentucky continues to roll tonight he’ll add a national title to the mix.

Not a bad first (and only) year of college basketball.

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