Devin Davis’ father confirms his return to Bloomington

  • 01/07/2015 9:47 am in

Indiana sophomore forward Devin Davis will return to Bloomington for the second semester, according to a social media post by his father, Devin Davis Sr., on Tuesday.

“My God, my God my guy is heading back to school,” Davis Sr. wrote on Instagram. “I’m so thankful for everyone’s prayers God has answered them. He is headed back to B-Town.”

The spring semester at Indiana begins on Monday, Jan. 12.

Davis has been living in Indianapolis since being transferred from IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Nov. 7 to an Indianapolis hospital following a serious accident in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 that also involved teammate Emmitt Holt.

The 6-foot-7 Warren Central product remained in an Indianapolis hospital until Nov. 19, when he was released to outpatient care.

Davis, who averaged 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game as a freshman, has been at several IU games in recent weeks and has joined the team on the floor during huddles.

He also has returned to the floor for some workouts that have included shooting and running:

Back at it to night. Loving his work ethic.

A video posted by DevSr (@dev_davissr) on

Indiana has not announced a timetable for a return to the floor for Davis.

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  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    congratulations DD! fantastic news

  • Brklynhoosier

    What great news… Thx for bringing it to our attention Alex!

  • inLinE6

    Fantastic news! But still long way before he puts on that jersey. Best scenario is probably red-shirt this year and start fresh next year. We’ll have an upgraded front court with veterans Perea, Holt, Davis, and new comers Juwan and OG.

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    Agreed, we really needed a positive, and I can’t imagine anything more positive than Devin’s return.

  • fourputtsforsnowman

    April may show up there too. Needs some muscle and playing time.

  • inLinE6

    I’d like to agree but can’t stay optimistic. If April is to succeed, Jurkin would have been. And Jurkin came in as an underrecruited 3-star. You can see quite a few of his highlight mixes from HS. April had none. And he came in with even more serious injury. Not stronger but shorter. I just can’t see how it works out. But of course I’m hoping for the best.

  • indianaourindiana

    What was April’s more serious injury? I wasn’t aware he had a lingering injury. Jurkin had chronic foot issues even in High School. I think if April is healthy, it’s different. Then again it is hard to trust any 7’0 projects since we are 0 for a million on them.

  • GaHoosier

    This proves that through thick and thin, HOOSIER NATION STAYS TOGETHER.

    Mr. Devin Davis is a Hoosier and thus he is family for life.

    Excellent news on his recovery and the strength that he continues to show through this difficult process.


  • BMusic

    Love this guy.

  • Really glad DD seems to be recovering nicely but is there a timetable for the timetable? If CTC is going to redshirt him, is there a reason it wouldn’t be announced yet?

  • ForeverIU

    Welcome back Devin! Keep reminding those teammates how lucky they are, even when they get chewed in public and miss shots, and what-not, lol.

  • Hoosier gal in Iowa

    That was one of the best videos I have watched in a long time!!

  • HoosierCruz

    awesome news, great for DD!!

  • bojak

    X3 that was just fantastic to see.

  • IU_Alum_Gustin

    Hoping DD red shirts this year and I am looking forward to watching him and EH playing together for three years. Both DD and EH are tough and will play well in the paint for our Hoosiers!

  • Really glad DD seems to be recovering nicely but is there a timetable for the timetable? If CTC is going to redshirt him, is there a reason it wouldn’t be announced yet?

  • marcusgresham

    April has an understanding of the game that is light years beyond that of Jurkin. I truly believe in time he’ll be a contributor. He’s got decent (albeit slow,) moves in the post and from what I’ve seen he’s got great vision for passing. If he were able to play more this season he’d make the zone defense much better because he’d be a big target who can get the ball in the high post and pass.

  • Boiler Maker Pete

    Let’s hope that the true lesson learned from under aged drinking, partying, and shenanigans ring true for future Indiana youth… for all youth no matter where they’re from or where they go to school. A true tragedy was avoided, by luck, miracle, or what ever power you believe in. That’s what should be celebrated. Not, the playing time. Just keeping it in perspective.

  • dwdkc

    Hey, Uwe Blab resents that remark

  • Florida Girl

    So happy to hear this!

  • RU4IU2

    But not at the same time…it ain’t in TC’s DNA.

  • RU4IU2

    The news that Devin’s recovery has reached a point at which he can resume classroom work is HUGE. Whether or not he ever returns to McCracken Court pales when compared to the fact that he is still alive.

  • iubase

    Nice to hear. Given his age he should recover well. No need to hurry him back…his health comes first. Great support and family. I really like this kid. I am sure he is happy to be back in Btown.