Staff // 09/19/2012 10:23 pm
He will have to improve his technical skills (shooting, ballhandling, etc.) to be truly elite at the next level, but this kid is a legit B1G player. He is an Oladipo-caliber defender, he rebounds well, and he can score in transition. He has great energy, and plays well at high speed. Can’t wait to cheer for him.
Big fella can pass the rock! Anyone know who that is?
Ii think Devin is going to be a great 4 year player. Good athlete, good motor and doesn’t quit.
I noticed that too. Where does Kennedy Meeks play again? That dude seems just like him.
might be darius latham
I was thinking the same thing…his future is in the NFL somewhere.
Devin is a great player who has been managing injuries over the past couple years. As he gets bigger and stronger through our strength program…man…he’s going to be a handful. He has an approach similar to Ron Patterson or Victor that’s hard not to fall in love with. They are usually the best “athlete” on the floor which many times means diva as well. They are the complete opposite though, hard-nosed, do whatever it takes, never stop, high motor players that the more and more you watch them you say to yourself, “I’m glad they’re on my team”. Devin seems to love contact because he always experiencing it, either by choice or at least he doesn’t shy away from it, he’s really pretty good at everything. He’s not the shooter Roth, Ethrington, Hollowell, or Hartman are but I suppose that’s part of the puzzle, Devin can handle other things versus hitting a shot 3 steps behind the 3 point line. I can’t wait for Devin to arrive, he’s what I think of when I think of a great Big Ten player.
This kid is going to be a real gem in the 2013 class. He is physically mature, he’s not sloppy with the ball, and will really benefit from IU’s strength and conditioning program. And, he has gone through several significant injuries over the past few years, which might have slowed his pace to improve. When CTC gets him in “boot camp”, he’ll improve dramatically, IMO. If you check his AAU stats against better competition, he has several break-out games. If we can get him to do that consistently, he will earn his way to regular playing time. I am very excited about Devin Davis in this class, and don’t really care how high rivals/scout/ESPN has him ranked.
I noticed that he used his right hand a lot in situations where the left would make more sense. Obviously that is something he can work on. I like the way he finishes at the rim a lot and he seems like he will compliment the rest of the 2013 class very well.
The thing I’ve always liked about this kid is he always seems to be in attack mode and he finishes well in traffic. He’s perfect for Crean’s vision of running the floor, creating easy scoring opportunities.
Well, he knows how to finish.
I think this guy is going to be an excellent addition to the 2013 class. Can’t wait to see him out there. A bit off topic, Crean was supposed to have an ‘in home’ with Kennedy Meeks last night, I believe. Anyone heard how that went? Would so love to have either Meeks or Anya added to the 2013 class. This would be a great class with either one.
dude can make a layup, but would like to see his release point higher on them…the ball dips down way too much for the next level…but he definitely can attack
are you insinuating something about Stan or Hartman…?
Solid, very solid. Looks like he’s filled out some, which is good. Great finisher. Good wing addition in 2013. If he were to develop a jumper that he could rely on from even 15 feet, let alone the 3 point line, he’d be a force
I was thinking those layups looked pretty low also & that I don’t see many like that in college ball. It could be the angle of these cameras versus the ones for the college TV games.