Cal’s Take On Davis’ Team USA Opp

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Anthony Davis turned his ankle during his first NBA workout with the Hornets.

His dreams of playing for Team USA were gone.

Many thought, including USA Basketball brass, Davis wouldn’t have made the team whether or not his ankle had been injured.

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He didn’t make the original cut.

But then Blake Griffin pulled out after a sprained knee he suffered back in the NBA playoffs flared up.

Davis was selected to replace the Clipper.

But beyond playing in a dream for another Dream Team, just how big of an opportunity does Davis have with Team USA?

Coach Cal thinks the time with the top talent in the NBA will expedite his former player’s career by two years.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com