Just two days after former Kentucky Wildcat Nerlens Noel was named to the NBA All-Rookie first team, two more former Cats were recognized by the NBA for their elite play this season. On Wednesday, Anthony Davis and John Wall were each named to the NBA All-Defensive second team.
Davis and Wall, who also shined on the defensive end while at Kentucky, were among the league leaders in blocks and steals this season while leading their respective teams to the NBA Playoffs.
Davis, who finished fifth in the league MVP voting after just his third professional season, led the NBA with 2.94 blocks per game (200 blocks in 68 games). Davis also had 1.47 steals per game, which ranked 27th in the league.