Devin Davis signs with Odessa College

  • 06/04/2015 7:10 pm in

Former Indiana forward Devin Davis is headed the junior college route.

As first reported by Joshua Parrott of Basketball Times, Davis will continue his career at Odessa College in Texas. Devin Davis Sr. confirmed the report to Inside the Hall.

Davis, along with Hanner Mosquera-Perea, were dismissed from the program last month for “not living up to their responsibilities to the program.” He was cited on May 11 for possession of marijuana when officers arrived at a dormitory room on IU’s campus after receiving a complaint about the smell of burnt marijuana.

The Warren Central product missed the entire 2014-2015 season following his involvement in a car accident in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2014, after which he has battled a traumatic brain injury.

As a freshman, Davis averaged 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game. He was a member of IU’s 2013 recruiting class that also included Collin Hartman, Troy Williams, Noah Vonleh, Stanford Robinson and Luke Fischer.

Davis is one of five IU players to leave the program this offseason joining Hanner Mosquera-Perea (East Tennessee State/dismissed), Max Hoetzel (San Diego State/transfer), Stanford Robinson (Rhode Island/transfer) and Jeremiah April (transfer).

By playing next season at a junior college, he could sign with a Division I program next fall or spring and then have two years of eligibility remaining assuming he is granted a medical redshirt.

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  • SCHoosier

    Well I hope that all works out for DD..especially his health situation.

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    I wish him the best, and hope that he has learned hard lesson and can make the most of this opportunity.

  • oldiugymnast

    Wow – what a shame. I have been to Odessa. Lovely place if you like tumbleweeds, oil wells and the lovely stench of refineries. Oh – and the most repressive culture in America. Sure hope he can get back to D1 after a year!

  • Ole Man

    God Bless, DD.

  • SilentBob

    Perhaps that’s what he is looking for. A place more old fashioned and away from the glitz and glamour of city life. Maybe he is wanting to cut ties with any bad influences he was attached to in Indiana and start a new. Of course I’ve never looked at smoking weed as a big deal. But any mind altering substance, especially consumed with regularity, can with a doubt be a set back. Especially when it’s illegal and he has more eyes on him than most people.

  • Jeremy

    I would assume maybe his game has taken a big hit because of the accident. Hopefully, he matures and works on his game and gets back to D1.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Honestly, seeing HMP and Devin Davis’ transfer seems like a bad dream. I wish none of this happened. Damn shame.

  • OhioHoosier

    Anyone ever think that maybe he is going JUCO in an attempt to come back to IU? I know it is kind of a crazy post but ya never know

  • millzy32

    When I hear Odessa all I can think of is “Tin Cup”

  • millzy32

    Alex already addressed this in the premium forum and said basically “No way no chance no how”

  • Rantool

    Rantool • 8 minutes ago

    As a man who made some poor decisions in my earlier years, I feel qualified to offer this little bit of unsolicited advice! Poor decisions made in the past do not have to define your future! I decided to give it all to God over 20 years ago, and He has directed my path every since! God has a plan for each and every one of us! Sometimes our decisions can get us far off the path God would have us on, but if you truly repent, and give God the reins to direct your life, He can restore and create an awesome new direction for your life! Trust me I know! Here is wishing you the best Devin in basketball, but even more importantly, in life! God bless you in your future endeavors!

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  • TomJameson

    Roughly 5 hours to either San Antonio or Austin, and 4 hours to either El Paso or Fort Worth. I love Austin and San Antonio!

    Lots of nice places around, but to get anywhere in Texas you’ll have to drive for hours.

  • TomJameson

    I wish Devin the very best in all his endeavors. He has received a hard lesson and I sincerely hope he has learned from it. I think he is a good person and I’m praying that he can make good on this fresh start.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Sounds about the opposite of Bloomington. Considering his success in B-town, probably not a bad route.

    I wish him the best of luck. I hope Odessa helps him refocus his efforts and find success.

  • E Foy McNaughton

    Sometimes it’s just best to move on…. this seems to be one of those times. I wish DD the very best.

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    B-town is “city life??” LOL

  • OhioHoosier

    Thanks millzy

  • Hoosier Hall

    Good luck Devin. I had high hopes for you at IU, still have high hopes for your future.

  • At the Quarries

    Lol, some people are making a moral issue of Devin. There’s no moral issue here. He smoked a joint. Big deal. He wasn’t immoral, he was dumb. Onward, and good luck to Devin. Not everything is about basketball, and I hope he has a heck of a time down in Texas.

  • I’ll add my AMEN to that as well brother…

  • I agree.. still wish he hadn’t done that though… I would have loved to see him make a comeback… Good luck in all that you do Devin..

  • At the Quarries

    True I wish he hadn’t done it. But what he lost in basketball he might have gained somewhere else. You never know. Peace, HoosierKen!

  • At the Quarries

    I was down in Austin once. I know Odessa is probably a far cry, but I sort of miss the dry hot summer, tumbleweed and cactus and all!

  • JerryYeagley23

    Friday Night Lights for me. “come on coach, let Booby spin!”

  • Terry Arney

    So, not respecting authority isn’t a moral issue? He got a second chance and he screwed up.

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  • dwdkc

    You want to call a lack of discipline and judgement a moral issue, OK but it’s just semantics. It doesn’t make him a bad kid, just a kid that still has some growing up to do like many college students, and wasn’t up to the demands of a high profile program. Hope he does well and comes back 100%.

  • SilentBob

    Anything place with more than one gas station is a city to me! Lol jk I’m mostly a city boy too. But compared to Odessa Bloomington is frickin Paris. It has all the entertainment of a big city without the ridiculous traffic (except after an IU game) or ugly sky scrapers.

  • Robert Weber

    Bloomington is the biggest little city I know.

  • BKLock

    First I wish DD all the best. I pray that he has learned his lesson well from his mistakes and grows into the fine upstanding young man we all thought he would be.

    I kind of get a chuckle about how everyone thinks that Odessa is going to provide a small town atmosphere for DD. I have friends that live there that might take offense to the way their hometown is being portrayed (LOL). That’s fine with me because I give them grief about living in the desert of west TX.

    However, there are almost 235,000 people that live in the two neighboring cities of Midland -125,000 and Odessa – 110,000 (about ten miles separate them). Both cities would rank in the top five or six most populous cities in Indiana. Oil may be what drives the economy there but they have all the amenities of a “big city” and Bloomington.

    The biggest differences between Odessa and Bloomington are the geography, climate and lack of a major college like IU. Bloomington has a beautiful rolling landscape with trees and four seasons each year. Odessa is flat, hot and few trees. Bloomington gets plenty of rain. Odessa is flat, hot and arid. I almost forgot besides being flat and hot, they do have tumbleweeds.

  • VAHoosier

    I grew up in Texas, and that dusty little speck called Odessa will forever be associated in my mind with Odessa Permian HS Football. It was a national powerhouse for years. May still be; I don’t keep up anymore.

  • Eugene Debs

    Hope his health continues to improve. Weed smoking with a brain injury is not the smartest move since it increases blood pressure, but hopefully he’s far past that being a problem. Weed is minor (my glass house prevents me from tossing stones on this one) but considering his past and his health, not too bright.

    That being said, what a weak transfer choice. If that’s where he landed, he wasn’t contributing here.

  • It’s entirely possible to consider this a moral transgression (cheating, dishonesty, disrespect for the team and university, etc.) and still not consider him a ‘bad kid.’ That’s where I fall: I wish him the best, but in the end he just didn’t belong in the IU program.

  • marcusgresham

    Not sure why that’s weak transfer choice. Due to the fact he redshirted the previous season he would have simply given away a year of eligibility if he would have gone directly to a D-I school, and even if he was OK with that he would have to sit out the upcoming season. If he still wanted to play 3 years (and be able to play immediately) his only two options were to go to a D-II school or a juco. With the decision to go the juco route, he still has the chance to play his last two seasons at a D-I school.