IndyBall Video: Devin Davis Jr. highlights, interview

Indiana’s 2013 recruiting class received a huge boost last November when Warren Central forward Devin Davis Jr. made a verbal pledge to join Tom Crean and the Hoosiers.

Check out Inside the Hall’s footage of ESPN.com’s No. 28 player nationally in the 2013 class from this past weekend’s IndyBall.com Shootout in the embedded media player below:

A video Q & A with Davis Jr. is available after the jump:

  • Anonymous

    How do “we” envision him playing at IU? Position, style, role, comparable player, etc. I guess after seeing a bunch of layups and a few jump shots, I just have no idea what his role is on our team. I don’t say this in a doubting way, everything I’ve heard about him is good, I just want to know more about what he’ll do for us.

  • http://www.indyhshoops.com/ Joe Indy Hoops

    I think he’s a guy who is more of a utility player than having a true position. He’s in limbo as far as being a 3 or a 4. He could definitely still grow, but if he doesn’t he has to improve his perimeter skills to play the wing full time. He’s improved his shot in the last year and has to keep getting better there. His length will make him a great rebounder regardless of position.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds good. I’m mainly curious b/c all the reviews of his game since he committed mentioned his rebounding, toughness, tenacity, etc. but I wasn’t sure how that would work at 6’4. It sounded like he was a 4 in HS who would have a hard time playing the 4 in college. I guess we’ll have to see how he grows (if at all) and fills out. I was surprised to see him shoot the 3 and drive as I thought he was more of an inside player – makes sense that he’s trying to develop his wing skills. Either way, we could always use more “great rebounders”.

  • N71

    When I saw him play in the Broad Ripple sectional he looked young to me where DSR the opposite. Devin looked like he was still growing and is most comfortable going to or around the rim. If you project those basics out he’ll show up at IU at 6’8″-6’9″, thicker, and fond of interior play. Therfore I see him sharing time with Hanner at the 4 spot. Hartman appears much more comfortable on the outside so Hartman and Davis work well together. Outside chance he could pop up to 6′ 10″.

  • N71

    I think he’s 6’6″, not 6’4″.

  • Anonymous

    I am in-line with you three. Not sure where he fits in really. If he is a utility player, role player, glue guy – that’s fine. It is just hard to tell. He does still have two years to develop but I don’t see him being a true guard or a big man. Maybe a 3 who is multi-dimensional? Maybe like an A.J. Moye type of player?

    Not a bad thing, it’s just his role doesn’t slap you across the face. I am all about guys that can bring the intangibles. Helps the team and builds a character. Hopefully he possesses these attributes.

  • Anonymous

    Fair enough – I just did a quick check on espn but I know that’s often outdated. 6’6 is a lot nicer – makes him sound like Brandon Dawson.

  • Anonymous

    I would love another AJ Moye, especially one with some more size. I’m 6’0 on the dot and AJ was practically my size (having slid by him in the doorway to Rockets’ pizza a long time ago).

  • Anonymous

    If he ends up 6’8 plus, we’ll have a seriously great player. Even if he doesn’t grow another inch, sounds like a really useful guy to have.

  • Anonymous

    I like this guy a lot.

  • Anonymous

    I like this guy a lot.

  • MarkIU10

    I went to high school with his dad, who also played for WC and is an assistant coach on staff with former IU & WC player Greg Graham. I saw a game this year and I see alot of similiarities with his dad but Jr. overall has a much better game. I can easily see comparisons up front with AJ Moye. We all loved Moye due to his high motor and “banger” mentality. If Devin can provide that, along with a much better offensive game(which he has), I believe that he will be a fan favorite and more importantly, a productive player. I just worry that he will get caught in a numbers game with all the wing players that we have. I want to say Devin Sr. was 6’6″ in high school and Jr. is already there. Hopefully he can grow a couple more inches before he arrives in BTown.

  • JerryCT

    He appears to have a picture perfect shot from outside with soft release etc. If he can play defense he will play for us.

    I am also hoping for a change in game style to get more players on the floor and spread it out

  • Anonymous

    Dude is a slasher, we could use him next year. If he fills out a little, he’s gonna be tough to stop, has a lot of good qualities. Don’t know how consistant his outside jumper is but if he can hit that and some free throws…..Calbert Cheaney-esque possibly???

  • Dannon Brown

    I saw alot of comparisons on here about what type of player Devin is, even saw a Calbert Cheaney thrown out there?? I went and watched him play one game this last weekend so i wouldnt say i studied him but i watched him and Hartman very closely. If i had to put a comparison on him it would probably be a slightly more athletic version of Draymond Green. Devin can move on the outside but really uses his body well to get into the lane, i wouldnt say he actually beats guys of the dribble. Watch 2nd clip of highlight and the 50sec mark, as well as 1:18 mark….. He is thick (not chubby) for a sophmore and you have to imagine he will get bigger and stronger.

  • Dannon Brown

    What are you talking about? Crean is getting what we need, what he feels we need. Yeah we got 6’4 and 6’6 last year which are guys that can slash and score and are athletic….. guys we need. Next class is 5’10, 6’2, 6’7, 6’8 and 7′. Creans offense rely’s on big athletic gaurds….. the 6’5 6’6 guys he goes after will be the key to our future.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GBuc12 BaseballBuc

    Alex or Joe, has Devin Davis ever cracked a smile? Lol, you can tell from his demeanor that he is a real competitor. Has a chance to be that junkyard dog type player I think at IU.

  • Anonymous

    I think Davis will have a strong impact when he gets to campus. He may not be a star, but I believe he will be counted on heavily during his years at IU.

    One thing I find funny is that many are acting like they aren’t excited he is coming. He is a top 30 player in his class! This should go to show us where the program is going! If he had signed last year, we would have followed his recruitment as much as Zeller or Yogi! I think he will be a great player for us!

  • Anonymous

    Devin Davis is going to be a star!! This guy gets me most excited out of all the guys coming in the next few years.

  • N71

    Completely agree, I’m wildly happy to have Devin Davis coming to IU. He’ll be a stud. He’s already a top player in his class and he’s still growing and developing.

  • Anonymous

    I think he looks a little like a smaller Kevin Durant. I hate to make comparisons to great players like that, but I agree that he looks to have more room to grow. I think this is a great get. We are spoiled that we have slid some top talent commits like Hartman, Davis and the 2014 guys without the Cody/Hollowell/Harris sit and wait game. This kid looks top notch to me. To the people who don’t know where he fits in: He is a sophmore, with two more years of HS and AAU bball. We will figure that out when we get there.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not saying he’s gonna come in here and score 2600 points, but he reminds me of how Clabert played. He could hit the jumper, if you came out to guard him, he’d go by you and settle for a mid range jumper or even go to the hole.

  • Anonymous

    I can see that. Mike Davis was a magic act, “now you see him, now you don’t”. I don’t think DDJ has that kind of game.

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