These photos popped up on the internet recently, claiming to show this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, Anthony Davis, at a 6-foot-2 middle schooler. And while the tiny, terrible-at-sports charter school he attended is indeed grades 6-12, it’s also just as possible that this is from just before Davis hit a famous growth spurt before his senior year of high school.

And that is the crazy thing. Just looking at this dorky, skinny dude, it’s feasible that these photos could have been snapped any time from seventh grade to junior year. I mean, Davis’ unibrow hadn’t even grown in yet, so we can’t use it for carbon dating. We basically just have to guess how old he is. 12? 16? Your guess is as good as mine.

Nonetheless, very cool Stefan Urquelle/Steve Urkel side-by-side tribute going on right here. Nice to see a Chicago guy paying respect to a Chicago legend.

(via Reddit)

Comments (12)

  1. “Perspectives.” Cool name. Probably next to Olongapo Volunteers. A defunct team here in the Philippines.

  2. I want The Brow to become an all-time great so I can spend the next few decades in a world where kids have ‘Perspectives’ replicas.

  3. 6 foot 2 middle-schooler just seems so oxymoronic

  4. He appears to be wearing White / Gold Zoom Soldier 1s…which would date the picture to most likely the start of the 2007-2008 school year. Making him 14 at the time and probably a freshman?

  5. Hey guys as a European the American naming system for school grades confuses me, so can someone confirm Davis was 16-17 when he had his growth spurt? Isn’t that a bit suspicious to say the least?

  6. Looks like the kid from “The Bernie Mac Show”.

  7. He kind of looks like Gustavo Fring from Breaking Bad.
    http://www.amctv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/BB-Gus-Fring-S4-590.jpg

  8. He kind of looks like Gustavo Fring from Breaking Bad.
    http://www.amctv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/BB-Gus-Fring-S4-590.jpg

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