Former Kentucky star and presumptive No. 1 overall NBA pick Anthony Davis spoke to a group of boys and girls at a basketball camp and told them that if they work hard enough, they can achieve their basketball dreams just like them.
"Also," said Davis. "In addition to the hard work part, I would totally suggest that you grow an extra 7 inches suddenly as a high school senior. That really helped me a lot."
Davis entered his senior season as a 6-foot-3 guard who was only recruited by Cleveland State. After growing to 6-foot-10 in a few short months, he was recruited by Kentucky, won a national championship and became a highly-rated NBA prospect on the verge of millions.
"Now, I know not all of you will be able to grow seven inches in a few months to go from a marginal basketball player to a star," said Davis. "But at least grow five or six inches. If you can't do that, maybe think about another sport or just focus on your studies."
The former Kentucky star has already been approached by Hollywood to tell the story of his inspiring short to tall journey.
"For me as a high school junior, I have a few shorter actors in mind," said Davis. "And then some tall actors for me as a senior. No matter what, I hope it's a movie that really motivates people to grow. I want people to know that anything is possible if you are really tall."