Selected by New Orleans with the 1st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Averaged 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.9 assists in 61 contests (all starts) while shooting .493 from the field en route to being named to the NBA All-Star Game for the third time in his career...Was the only player in the NBA to be ranked in the top 10 of PPG (7th), RPG (9th) and BPG (4th)…Was one of just two players to average 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, and the only player in the NBA to average 20 and 10 with two blocks per game…Recorded 30 performances of 20-plus points/10-plus rebounds, 20-plus points 42 times, and 30-plus points in 14 contests…Recorded double-digit rebounds on 37 occasions and five-plus blocks three times…Ruled out for the season on March 20th due to a torn labrum and a left knee injury…Became the franchise’s all-time leader in career point/rebound double-doubles, recording 29 points and 11 rebounds for his 128th career point/rebound double-double, surpassing David West 3/5 vs. UTA…Tied his season high by grabbing 20 rebounds, including a career-high 17 defensive boards, for the second consecutive game 2/23 at WAS…Scored a career-high and franchise record 59 points on 24-of-34 shooting to go along with a season-high 20 rebounds in a win 2/21 at DET, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to score at least 59 points in a game, and the third player in NBA history to record at least 55 points and 20 rebounds in a game, joining Wilt Chamberlain (four times) and Shaquille O’Neal (2001)…Scored 34 points in part to going 16-20 at the foul stripe, a career-high for makes and attempts 2/19 vs. PHI…Scored his 5,000th career point 2/11 at OKC…Connected with Jrue Holiday on an alley-oop with two seconds remaining to give Pelicans a 109-107 win vs. CHA 1/15, finishing with 22 points…Tied a career-high with seven assists 1/6 vs. DAL…Battled the flu all night, playing only 20 minutes, but scoring 27 points on 9-of-13 from the field and 9-of-9 from the free throw line 12/20 at DEN…Scored 31 points – six in overtime – in a win 12/4 vs. CLE…Tied a career high with nine blocks to go along with 17 points and 14 boards 12/1 vs. MEM…Tied a then-career-high mark with 43 points 11/6 vs. ATL, with 33 points coming in the second half, setting the franchise record for points in a half…Scored his 4,000th career point 11/3 vs. ORL…Notched his 100th double-double 10/31 vs. GSW.
Has played in 260 games (255 starts) with averages of 20.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, and 1.3 steals…He has recorded 102 performances of 20-plus points/10-plus rebounds, 20-plus points 144 times, and 30-plus points in 40 contests…Recorded double-digit rebounds on 138 occasions and five-plus blocks 29 times…
2014-15 (New Orleans):
Averaged 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.9 blocks, 1.5 steals and 2.2 assists in 68 contests (all starts) en route to being named a starter in the NBA All-Star Game for the first time of his career (2nd selection)…Named to All-NBA First Team and All-Defensive Second Team...Finished fifth in MVP voting... Named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from March 9-15… Received the January NBA Cares Community Assist Award in recognition of his charitable efforts throughout New Orleans… Made his post-season debut, appearing in all four games for New Orleans against GSW, averaging 31.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game, becoming the fourth player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 10 rebounds through their first four playoff games… Led the team (or tied for the lead) in scoring 46 times, and in rebounds 40 times, recording 42 double-doubles…Led the NBA in blocked shots per game (2.9)…Recorded 39 performances of 20-plus points/10-plus rebounds…Recorded 20-plus points 53 times, and 30-plus points in 17 contests…Recorded double-digit rebounds on 42 occasions and five-plus blocks 11 times…He missed 14 games due to a multitude of injuries that included a chest contusion, toe sprain, adductor strain, shoulder sprain, and ankle sprain…Recorded his 40th double-double of the season with a 29-point, 10-rebound, four-block performance in a win 4/7 vs. GSW…Flirted with a quadruple-double in a 2OT loss 3/15 vs. DEN, tallying 36 points, 14 rebounds, nine blocks, and a career high seven assists in a career-high 50 minutes…Tied a career-high with 43 points on 17-of-23 shooting to go along with six assists 3/9 at MIL…Returned from his shoulder injury and put on a 39-point, 13-rebound, eight-block performance, shooting a career-high 17-of-30 from the field in a win 3/4 vs. DET, also becoming the franchise’s all-time blocks leader, surpassing David West’s mark of 435…Scored 41 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired to lift the Pelicans to a win 2/6 at OKC…Trailing by one point with 12.3 seconds remaining, hit two free throws, stole an inbounds pass, hit two more free throws, and grabbed defensive rebound to help seal 109-106 win over DAL 1/25, finishing with 28 points, 10 rebounds and five steals…Returned from toe injury to score 29 points on 11-of-18 from the floor 1/21 vs. LAL…Sunk a career-high 14 free throws (out of 15) in a 34-point effort at BOS 1/12…Grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds 12/30 vs. PHX…Played in his hometown of Chicago for the first time in his NBA career, recording 29 points, 11 rebounds, and six blocks 12/27…After starting 4-of-4 from the field, Davis checked out of the game with a chest contusion at the 5:30 mark of the first quarter and did not return 12/12 vs. CLE…Tallied a career-high 43 points on 16-of-23 from the field in a win 11/22 at UTA…Scored 2,500th career point in win 11/18 at SAC…Scored game-winning layup in a win at SAS 11/8…Started his third season with a 26 point, 17 rebound, 9 block, 3 steal (all game-highs) performance 10/28 vs. ORL…
2013-14 (New Orleans):
Averaged 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.6 assists in 67 contests (66 starts) en route to being named an NBA All-Star for the first time of his career…Led the team (or tied for the lead) in scoring 27 times, and in rebounds 45 times, recording 36 double-doubles…Led the NBA in blocked shots per game (2.8)…Recorded 27 performances of 20-plus points/10-plus rebounds…Recorded 20-plus points 39 times, and 30-plus points in 9 contests…Recorded double-digit rebounds on 23 occasions and five-plus blocks 13 times…He missed 15 games due to a multitude of injuries that included a fractured hand, illness, ankle soreness, and back spasms…Led the Pelicans to a home victory over the defending champion Miami Heat with a 30-point, 11-rebound performance 3/22…In 48 minutes, scored 40 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds, including 16 defensive rebounds 3/16 vs. BOS in OT…Scored 36 points on 15-of-27 from the field in a loss 3/14 vs. POR…Scored 29 points and grabbed 10 boards 3/12 vs. MEM…Recorded 32 points, 17 boards, and six blocks in 45 minutes in an overtime win 3/9 vs. DEN…Grabbed nine boards in just 13 minutes of action before leaving the game with a shoulder injury 2/26 at DAL…Tallied 18 points and 13 rebounds before being disqualified with six fouls for the first time in his career 2/21 at CHA…Notched 19 rebounds, while also scoring 22 points and recording seven blocks 1/26 vs. ORL…Scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds 12/18 at LAC in his return from a fractured hand…Scored seven points and grabbed four boards before injuring his hand 12/1 at NYK…Set a career-high in blocked shots (9) 11/16 vs. PHI…
2012-13 (New Orleans):
Averaged 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.0 assists in 64 contests (60 starts) en route to being named on the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team…Led the team (or tied for the lead) in scoring 10 times, and in rebounds 20 times…Led all rookies in rebounds per game (8.2), blocks per game (1.8), steals per game (1.2) and double-doubles (20)…Ranked fourth in points per game (13.5) among all rookies…Recorded six performances of 20-plus points/10-plus rebounds…Recorded 20-plus points 10 times, and double digit points in 44 contests…Recorded double-digit rebounds on 23 occasions and five-plus blocks twice…totaled 18 points, 14 rebounds and four steals 4/9 at LAL…Recorded 18th double-double of the season with 24 points and 12 rebounds 4/5 at UTA…Recorded 17 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks in win vs. CLE on 3/31 including season high 11 FTA…Notched 4th 15-plus point/15-plus rebound performance in W vs. MEM on 3/22 with 18 points, 15 rebounds and 2 blocks…Hit the game-winning shot with 0.6 seconds left 3/20 vs. BOS, as he tipped in an Eric Gordon missed layup…Recorded third consecutive double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds and tied a season-high with five blocked shots 3/12 at BKN…Tallied 20 points and a then-career-high 18 rebounds in loss at MEM on 3/9…Poured in a 17 point, 15 rebound, four block performance in L vs. ORL on 3/4….Led team with 20 points while also grabbing eight rebounds 2/24 in W vs. SAC…Tallied a second consecutive double-double on 2/19 vs. CHI, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds…On 2/13 vs. POR, led the team with 21 points and 11 rebounds…Scored a team-high 18 points in the loss at MIN on 2/2…Registered eighth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds on 2/1 at DEN… Finished with 25 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and one steal 12/28 vs. TOR…Made his first start since returning from injury on 12/18 at GSW, collecting a then-career-high 16 rebounds and four steals…Recorded his then-career-high in points (28) as part of second career double-double…Recorded first double-double of NBA career with 23 points and 11 rebounds 11/9 vs. CHA…Led the team with 21 points while adding seven rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot 10/31 vs. SAS in season opener.
COLLEGE (University of Kentucky 2011-12):
Left Kentucky for the NBA after leading Wildcats to a national championship in his freshman season…Won six of the seven major National Player of the Year awards, getting the nod from the AP, USBWA and Basketball Times, and capturing the Wooden, Adolph Rupp and Naismith awards…Named Final Four Most Outstanding Player as UK won a national title…Led the nation in blocks (4.65 bpg), while leading the team in scoring (14.2 ppg), rebounding (10.4 rpg) and field goal percentage (.623)…Broke school and SEC records as well as an NCAA freshman record for blocks in a season (186)…Finished the season with 20 double-doubles, tops in the SEC and tied for the UK freshman record… Named SEC Defensive Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-SEC, SEC All-Freshman Team and SEC All-Defensive Team…Winner of the 2011-12 Roy F. Kramer SEC Male Athlete of the Year…Averaged 13.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.8 blocks in NCAA Tournament…Tied NCAA Championship game record for blocks (6)…Also grabbed 16 rebounds in that contest, vs. Kansas…In the Final Four vs. Louisville, posted 18 points (7-of-8 FGs), 14 rebounds and five blocks…Contributed 18 points (6-9 FGs), 11 rebounds, six blocks and two steals vs. Baylor in the Elite Eight…Notched 15 points with 12 rebounds and five assists in a win over Iowa St.… During the regular season, tallied a career-high 28 points on 10-of-11 shooting, 11 rebounds, five blocks and two steals vs. Vanderbilt…Had a career-high 18 rebounds, along with 14 points and five blocks vs. Chattanooga.
Has received the NBA Cares Community Assist Award twice (March 2016; January 2015) in recognition of his charitable efforts throughout New Orleans…In 2014 launched “AD’s Flight Academy” which consists of monthly events with various groups in the Greater-New Orleans area during the season...Served Thanksgiving meals to needy families in November 2014...With teammate Ryan Anderson, took 75 local children on a holiday shopping spree at Toys-R-Us in December 2014...Provided over 3,700 tickets to underprivileged children to attend a Pelicans game during the 2014-15 season...Averaged 12.3 points and 6.6 rebounds for gold medal winning Team USA at 2014 FIBA World Cup…Best game of tournament came in 98-71 win over New Zealand , recording a game-high 21 points and 9 rebounds. Member of the 2012 U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team that captured the gold medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympics…averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 7.6 minutes per game while shooting 64.7% from the floor for Team USA at the London Olympics…Averaged 32 points, 22 rebounds, and seven blocked shots as a senior at Perspectives Charter High School in Chicago…Named Co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic All-American Game with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks…Registered 14 points, six rebounds and four blocks in the McDonald’s All-American Game…Posted 16 points with 10 rebounds for the USA team in the Nike Hoops Summit…One of four finalists for the Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year Award and five finalists for the Naismith Award…A Parade first team All-American…Named all-conference three consecutive years while in high school…Stood just 6-3 at the start of his junior year of high school before a growth spurt took him to 6-10…Sister, Iesha, was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters in their sixth annual player draft.