New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis appears to be ready for the regular season to begin Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs.

Expectations are enormous for the No. 1 overall pick in this past June's NBA draft but the 19-year-old Davis has already shown to be a star in the making. He has used his size, length and his skill set to finish the preseason as the Hornets' leading scorer (14.9) and rebounder (9.9).

In a game last week against the defending champion Miami Heat, Davis got a steal and then drove the length of the court for a layup. Against Dallas last week, Davis grabbed 17 rebounds. In an Oct.18 game against the Atlanta Hawks, Davis made his first six shots before finishing with a game-high 19 points.

Now he's eager to take on the challenge of a six-month NBA season. In a poll conducted by the league, general managers picked Davis to win the NBA's Rookie of the Year award.

It it happens, Davis would become the Hornets' first Rookie of the Year since Chris Paul did it during the 2005-06 season.