Davis Transitions into Leadership Role
Davis is looking forward to helping the young players on the Magic develop their game.
Back in 2007, Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis was a young rookie for the Boston Celtics. The LSU grad looked up to and learned from veterans like Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins, and PJ Brown.
It has been a long time since Davis has been a rookie. He now is entering his sixth season, and now will play the role as mentor to younger players on the Orlando Magic. Scott Anez, from OrlandoMagic.com recently asked Davis if he now views his role as a mentor to some of the young guys on this team:
Most definitely. Ya know, you see young guys that come into the league and they don’t understand things like how hard to work or how things are supposed to go or who do they look to. I think veterans have to play a big part in the development of young players. I look forward to helping the young guys develop their game and putting them on a path of greatness in the league.
In the postseason last year against Indiana, Davis led the team in points, rebounds, and blocks averaging 19.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game.
Just like they did in last years playoffs, the Magic will lean on Davis to lead them this season:
I’m looking forward to the new beginning. We have a new coach, a new G-M. A lot of new players and it’s a different role for me this year. The more I think about the upcoming year, the more excited I get. I just can’t wait.
Davis and the Magic continue preseason play against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.
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This was posted on October 9, 2012, in the News category.