Video: Devin Davis at IndyBall.com Shootout

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· 2013 guard Stanford Robinson draws interest from IU
· Q & A: 2016 North Central guard Eron Gordon
· Q & A: 2013 Detroit Community wing Byron “Bo” Zeigler
· Pair of 2015 guards highlight IndyBall.com standouts
· Fischer talks state title, looks ahead to leadership role
· Q & A: 2015 Ft. Wayne Carroll guard Chandler White
· Q & A: 2014 Guerin Catholic forward Aaron Brennan
· 2013 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board

  • HoosierDadE

    I’m excited for Devin Davis because he has the athletic ability to block a shot and then get the rebound seconds after.  But also because he falls in that high 90s rankings and with CTC track record he has found some gems around that area. 

    P.S. I feel the same for Hartman and Fischer

  • HoosierDadE

    I’m excited for Devin Davis because he has the athletic ability to block a shot and then get the rebound seconds after.  But also because he falls in that high 90s rankings and with CTC track record he has found some gems around that area. 

    P.S. I feel the same for Hartman and Fischer

  • btowncain

    I feel like if Devin was 3-4 inches taller he’d be a top 10 forward and top 50 player overall. But I still like his game and his ability to rebound at a solid rate. I feel he could be a lighter version of Draymond Green, could get 12pts, 8reb and 4 ast per game as a 6’6″ power forward.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    I think #1 from the other team in the video’s first half got a little number two in his pants when he saw Davis guarding him.

  • Keep_it_in_Indiana

    Devin needs to work on that jump shot.

    If he can get that down from 15-17 feet in he will be really good.  Nothing fancy.  Just be able to pick and pop, step into the shot, shot fake & one dribble to either hand, and come off screens in either direction at the elbows.

    Hopefully he is shooting about 300 of these a day this summer…Would help his game tremendously.

  • cheeseman18

    I think Davis reminds me of a more skilled AJ Moye. He gives you effort and hustle on both ends, he’s athletic and does it all! 

  • Verdell Jones IV

    That kind of body, motor, and skill set really reflects Thomas Robinson to me when he entered Kansas. Not as acclaimed, but Crean has really gained my trust on developing players after what he’s been able to do with Sheeladipo. And BY NO MEANS AM I SAYING that’ll he become the same caliber player.

  • shime

    That is exactly what I was saying to some the other day a bigger a little more skilled version of AJ Moye. They both do not ever take a play off.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    This kid is going to be an absolute freaking stud!  He hit his head on the backboard! 

    Davis is a good 6’6″ and could end up 6’7″ or better.  His body is B1G ready already and he’s strong on the jump and on the floor.  He seems committed to defense and rebounding and has a knack for being in the right position on the offensive glass.  He’ll be able to guard a lot of different positions. 

    If DD Jr. can develop a consistent jumpshot even to just 17 feet (but especially if he can learn to knock down threes like Sheehey) then he will end up being an All-B1G performer eventually.  I really think this kid would be ranked a lot higher if he hadn’t have committed so early.  With IU’s rise to glory once again we may start to see some of their recruits start to creep up the rankings.  

  • SCHoosier

    Work on the shot and he’s all you want in a wing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Fischer/691470077 Steve Fischer

    News Flash – Kentucky’s 5 underclassman announced for the NBA Draft together this evening. I hope we play them next year.

  • Brklynhoosier

    I think you give him 2-3 years in candy stripes and he’s gonna be really really good…

  • Brklynhoosier

    I think you give him 2-3 years in candy stripes and he’s gonna be really really good…

  • Brklynhoosier

    I think you give him 2-3 years in candy stripes and he’s gonna be really really good…

  • chicohoosier

    Davis displays the kind of game I love: selfless regarding stats, relentless on the boards, good D and can guard multiple positions, athleticism, and a strong overall game. I believe this class will solidify Crean’s ability to develop underrated players as one of the best in the country, not to mention his strong emphasis on Hoosier natives in 12, 13, & 14, and considering the talent level in the state this will pay immediate and long term dividends.

  • chicohoosier

    Davis displays the kind of game I love: selfless regarding stats, relentless on the boards, good D and can guard multiple positions, athleticism, and a strong overall game. I believe this class will solidify Crean’s ability to develop underrated players as one of the best in the country, not to mention his strong emphasis on Hoosier natives in 12, 13, & 14, and considering the talent level in the state this will pay immediate and long term dividends.

  • Derbus

    ALEX,
    How ’bout a 2011-12 Hoosier Hoops series for us diehards over the Summer, dunk/shot highlights from all the players!!!  Break it into multiple parts, with great tunes behind it.  Of course, CW’s shot to beat pUKe put in as the finale.  Gather ur staff over a couple of PBRers and make it happen!  All ITHers will be indebted.  
    Thx,
    Derbus

  • Derbus

    ALEX,
    How ’bout a 2011-12 Hoosier Hoops series for us diehards over the Summer, dunk/shot highlights from all the players!!!  Break it into multiple parts, with great tunes behind it.  Of course, CW’s shot to beat pUKe put in as the finale.  Gather ur staff over a couple of PBRers and make it happen!  All ITHers will be indebted.  
    Thx,
    Derbus

  • Joe B

    Defender.  Rebounder.  Rim Attacker.  Bruiser.  Just a weee bit of offense.  But I’ll take that, because I think while Devin is in Bloomington there will be alotttt of other guys who can do the majority of the scoring. 

  • N71

    Yesterday Dan Dakich was talking about the Pacers playing a style Indiana residence love.  Fundamentally sound, 5 players involved, hard nosed, etc.  It made me think of Dale and Antonio Davis and now Hansbrough, West, and Amundson.  They play with a lot of contact, a percentage they create on their own but they seem to like it.  Most players are taken off their game a little when they get elbowed in the kidney but these guys just smile.  Devin Davis is kind of like that and I’m not sure if we have anyone else in the program like him.  Cody is comfortable with contact but you watch Davis in these videos and he’s constantly banging into someone else, getting slapped, kneed, pushed, pushing back…it’s like he’s part wrestler.  Most people don’t like having to deal with that type of player, you don’t score well on them and the chance of some type of injury is higher versus playing a more finesse guy.  While Devin may not be a flashy 5 star guy he could prove to be really, really valuable considering the league we play in.  He’s perfect.  

  • plane1972

    I can’t remember the poster who has commented many times in the past how much they were looking for a tenacious, lazy-eyed, junkyard dog-of-a-player. I believe Crean may have found him.  

  • CreamandCrimson

    I like Devin Davis a lot. I have seen him play live a few times and his body is close to ready for the rigors of college basketball. He is a good rebounder because of his athleticism, positioning on rebounds and his desire to rebound (a big plus). Offensively, I think he falls in love with his jumper a bit too much at times. He has a pretty good interior game that should be used more often. Finishing through contact is a big strength of his.

    I have seen the comparisons to Draymond Green. While that would be great, I think they are very unfair to both he and Draymond at this point. Green was a terrific leader and a terrific college player who had an incredibly high basketball IQ. In a sectional matchup a couple months ago against Jeremy Hollowell and LC, Davis committed a few ill-advised fouls and had a few costly turnovers that were just really bad basketball plays. I am not saying Davis is dumb or has a low basketball IQ. I am just saying we should pump the brakes on comparisons to a player who impacted an elite program as much as Green did.

    That being said, I think Davis can be a very effective and valuable player for IU during his career. I am looking forward to seeing how he develops his jumpshot and whether or not he can become the banger on offense, defense and rebounder we have all been hoping for.

  • cdog

    They will still be ranked in the top 10 next year because they will reload with 5 more NBA ready studs.  The NCAA has obviously made a deal with the devil and is looking the other way on graduation rates and grades when it comes to KY.  They only played about 7-8 guys last year so losing a couple of scholarships won’t matter one bit in their win column.  How did IU practically get the dealth penalty for some extra phone calls and Baylor does the same thing (even more phone/texts) and they are rewarded with a top 5 incoming recruiting class.  I also realize our demise had more to do with a lack of control on the part of Sampson (drugs and grades).  I am so so so glad we have Tom Crean as our coach.  I am glad we were patient and understood the situation.  GO IU!

  • 323SGrant

    I think Davis will be an asset to the IU team. He plays hard like one of my favorites in A.J. Moye. Green at MSU improved his outside shot from Frosh to Sr. year and hopefully Davis will also, just as Greg Graham did.

  • 323SGrant

    I think Davis will be an asset to the IU team. He plays hard like one of my favorites in A.J. Moye. Green at MSU improved his outside shot from Frosh to Sr. year and hopefully Davis will also, just as Greg Graham did.

  • http://twitter.com/RatKingCole Cole Phillips Allen

    I think Devin Davis will be one of those guys that provides energy off the bench.  He will be a scrappy 3 (SF) type, (unless he grows a few inches) who will be a fan favorite for his tenacity, O rebounding, and hustle.  I feel like the majority of his contributions will be made in the paint on put backs and such… developing a midrange game will do wonders for him as he has the athletic ability and quickness to get past defenders once they realize he has a jumper.  I wouldn’t expect him to lead the team in anything in his first two years except for maybe Offensive rebounds.  He will be a role player, but a good one.

  • calbert40

    I think the ’13 class has a similar feel to the ’10 class with Will and Vic.  Unheralded.  Lower expectations by fans, media and analysts.  I believe, however, that this will be a solid class…not as good as its bookends in ’12 and ’14, but the type of class that builds a program’s depth and can make a huge difference. 

    I like how DD will fit within the program.  The past few years, we have had to accelerate a player’s inclusion in the main rotation, usually before he was ready for the minutes he received.  A couple years ago, these three would have been receiving significant minutes.

    I think those days are over now, and I think that our recruits will benefit from it.  I don’t believe that DD (or Hartman or Fischer for that matter) will be called upon for anything more than spot minutes as freshmen.  They will have to prove themselves in practice, and once their moment to shine comes, they will be ready. 
     

  • Naked Samurai

    It was a good comment, but I don’t know if DD applies.  Or, rather, there may be two different things here — Davis is the junkyard dog kind of player, just going and going, scrapping and scoring on misses, etc.  That still leaves a big bruiser who can bang in the post, deliver lots of bruises, and score inside.  I don’t think Davis is that player.  Two different kinds of dirty work.

  • chicohoosier

    well said and a great sentiment, differs a little from the Davis’ in that our players have some offensive skill as well now with the Pacers, D Davis was a banger and nothing more. I can’t wait for the playoffs, hoping we draw the Bulls again, though in the 2nd round, and exact a little revenge after last years struggle

  • N71

    Although Devin has two perfectly functioning eyes he’s evolving into “that guy”.  Victor is really disruptive defensively on the perimeter, Devin will be with the other team’s 3, 4 and 5.  He always seems to be crashing around inside making stuff happen.  I bet he’ll thrive in a deflection measuring system.  If Victor isn’t in the NBA yet, imagine Vic, Ron Patterson, and Devin pissed and ready to draw some blood defensively.  Add BeeJay perhaps, man that would be difficult to deal with if you were Northwestern for example.  I may flatted my own busses tire so I don’t have to play the game.

  • 888

    He reminds me of Micheal Kidd-Gilchrist. High motor, Banger, Intimidator, on and on. Kidd is an inch taller but Devin has his style of game. Loves to be in peoples faces. Hes even built like him.

  • 888

    This is true. IU think Hulls class would have been even better if they hadnt been thrown to the wolves. Its important for older players to show the yunguns the ropes. 2009 didnt have that.

  • Hoosier2

    One word: YouTube

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