Anthony Davis Likely Bound For London

07/12/2012 10:16 PM

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will now reportedly sit out of the Olympics, opening the door for former Kentucky forward Anthony Davis.

Davis was summoned to Las Vegas Thursday afternoon to replace Griffin, who injured himself in Team USA’s practice Wednesday. At the time of the first reports, the extent of the injury was unkown and Davis was viewed as only a temporary replacement. However, sources close to Griffin have now confirmed torn meniscus in his left knee, meaning he’ll have surgery and miss the Olympics.

But does that mean Davis is now on the team? Team USA chairman Jerry Colangelo seemed to indicate so during his squad’s blowout win over John Calipari’s Dominican Republic team Thursday night. Colangelo told ESPN that unless something changed with Blake Griffin’s status, Anthony Davis would remain with the team. That conversation occurred prior to the news that Griffin would be out for the Olympics.

Davis scored 9 points in only 10 minutes of action Thursday night, highlighted by a three-pointer that was followed by pointing and friendly trash-talk toward John Calipari.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News or watch it anytime with Spectrum On Demand. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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