"I remember it like it was yesterday, like, I can't wait for this first game. I'm going to be nervous, first chance putting on a Kentucky uniform. It was great, but now it's about to be over."
Not yet. There's still some unfinished business for Davis, who is averaging 14.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
Big Blue Nation believes this is finally the year to break the title drought that dates to 1998. Davis has been awed by how the fans have gobbled up everything about the group — even what he calls the "unibrow situation."
"When I first came here, people were like, 'oh man, you should cut it, you should cut it.' I was like, 'No. I'm not. No,'" Davis said. "They embraced it. Now everybody's got a shirt — everyone has a 'Bow to the Brow' shirt. The Wildcat (mascot) has (a unibrow). He even had a green one and a black one for St. Patrick's Day."
It's those memories and all the little things Davis cherishes the most about Lexington. His twin sister, Antoinette, lives one building over. He's almost inseparable with Kidd-Gilchrist. And he can even make his coach smile, thanks to a $30 magic kit.
"There's this one (trick) Cal loves," Davis said. "I have a little cloth and I just make it disappear and show him my hands. I just stuff inside my fist and I open my hands and it's gone. I pull it back out and there it is. He always gets amazed by that."
Kentucky hopes he has two more tricks up his sleeve.