June 19, 2007

Workout tour starting to wear on Big Baby?

Former LSU forward Glen Davis is doing his best to ensure a spot for himself in the first round of the NBA Draft on June 28.

His weight is down to 280-285, and he believes he has performed well during his recent workouts with various NBA teams.

The gregarious "Big Baby" doesn't lack for confidence. His attitude, his game and his infectious smile won him fans around the SEC. If all goes well, he'll have the opportunity to win over fans at the next level.

Davis recently returned from Seattle. He updates us on that trip, the grind of traipsing the country and let's us know what's next in his fourth NBA Draft Diary for Rivals.com:

"My last stop was in Seattle. It went really, really well. I did some things that kind of shocked them. They might have had a feeling I could do some of those things, but it's better to do in person. What did I do? They saw my game and what I really can do.

"I didn't know the guy's name (the other player invited to the workout). I don't ask questions.

"I'm off to Miami next. Everybody says that's the hardest workout. It must be really tough. Houston is the toughest one I've been to. Houston and Chicago. I don't know what made them tougher. The tempo, I guess."

How are you handling all of the travel?

"I would drive myself crazy if there was a mental side of me that wasn't stable. Everybody is a little crazy, you know what I mean? I have two characters in one. There's the one that's 'hurry up' and 'what am I doing here?', and there's the 'Take your time, be humble, everything will fall where you want it to be.' I take each day one at a time.

"Traveling to all of these different places has been fun, and I love to play, but sometimes it can take a toll. Traveling on planes, it's just constant movement. Some teams have flown me first class, some haven't. Me in coach? Oh my gosh."

What's on your iPod?

"Man, I lost my iPod. Somebody jacked it in Chicago. I'm not kidding. I walked into my hotel room and it was gone. I was so upset. I'll get another one."

To read more on Davis and his preparations for the upcoming NBA draft return to Rivals.com.

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