De’Ron Davis cuts Arizona, has final two of IU and Mississippi State

  • 10/20/2015 12:06 pm in

Class of 2016 Overland Park, Colorado forward De’Ron Davis is down to two schools remaining in his recruitment.

The 6-foot-8 Davis, a four-star prospect, has eliminated Arizona from consideration, according to his high school coach Danny Fisher.

Arizona recently took a commitment from Finland native Lauri Markkanen, a class of 2016 big man.

“After they got the commitment from Markkanen,” Fisher told Inside the Hall via text. “De’Ron went another direction.”

Davis has already taken an official visit to Bloomington and has an official visit scheduled to Mississippi State on Nov. 5-7.

The early signing period for college basketball begins on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Davis is considered a major priority for Indiana, along with guard Bruce Brown, who took an official visit this past weekend.

“Indiana has been there the entire time,” Fisher told Inside the Hall last month. “So I think that matters. That’s going to have some weight for sure.”

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  • Young Hoosier

    Indiana. You?

  • TomJameson

    Yeah, we all know how slow these things can go … LOL … but in this case most of the investigation has been done already, they just have to verify the facts. Four-year ledger with dates, names, amounts, descriptions. All text messages chronicling the same and verifying the ledger. Receipts of wire transfers.

    Talk about a smoking gun!

  • marcusgresham

    I live about 15 miles from Kentucky and have listened to them all my life. I promise you I hate them with more spite, venom, and vitriol than you could possibly imagine!

  • cooper

    I was just joking. I’ve heard it’s nice though mostly that’s people talking about Ole Miss

  • Rob

    I went to both IU and Mississippi State. There are many positives to MSU. There coach has been to 3 final fours. His recruiting at MSU has been gangbusters. A five star freshman this year that is showing up as a lottery pick this coming June by most mock drafts. A couple of 4 stars verbally committed for next year. A beautiful campus, beautiful women, great climate, southern hospitality, better football in the fall and better baseball in the Spring, great southern cooking, better fishin and huntin, great academics if you want it or easy academics if you prefer.

  • TomJameson

    Hahahaha, well I’m not sure I’d put the campus, women, fishing/hunting, and academics above those at IU. Really, I’d say football & baseball are more important at MS, but that’s the point. At IU, basketball is the number 1 sport, not #3 like at MS.

  • Young Hoosier

    Russell Westbrook, Jrue Holiday, Jordan Farmar, Darren Collison. He may be selling KLove to Davis here.. And if Newman stays… Westbrook was a Sophomore in Loves Freshman year. But I don’t think Davis is close to KLove. UCLA made the Final Four that year though right?

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    IU! I am not sure I believe you. I am a 4 year I Men/letter winner.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I see your point written above.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Bloomington:
    Beautiful campus – check
    Beautiful women – check
    Great climate – if you like being cold (I don’t); although, some prefer that to the oppressive, wet blanket heat of the Starkville area
    Southern hospitality – Hoosier hospitality is real; I’ve experienced both
    Better football in the fall – check, if you spelled futbol wrong
    Better baseball in the Spring – can we get Schwarber back?
    Great Southern cooking – it may not be “Southern,” but Indiana has some great cooking, too. Bloomington has great food.
    Better hunting and fishing – Indiana has a number of great areas for fishing and hunting; I can’t really say that one state is better than the other. Hunting trips don’t generally include Indiana or Mississippi as their destination unless you’re just trying to stay close to home. Does De’Ron even hunt?
    Great Academics – Check IU #75, MSU #161 (US News)

    Plus, Indiana is a basketball school and state, which is the sport that Davis is actually playing.

    It’s an easy decision.

    (EDIT: I typed IU #35 instead of #75. That’s definitely a mistake.)

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    True. Geez Marcus you got me on that one. San Francisco,,,,San Quintin Dailey! 1982, Chicago Bulls first pick.

  • ThatGuyMike

    Excellent point. Teenage kids today are only concerned about the present, most recruits have little knowledge of a program’s success or results after a few years. This is just one of the many reasons why this is such an important year for CTC. If we don’t see major success this year on the court, this could hurt our future potential for recruitng high level talent.

  • ThatGuyMike

    I believe his father also played there.

  • ThatGuyMike

    To be quite honest, I really believe it is just wishful thinking. I know we all like to give Cal crap and call him a scum bag. But, until there is legitmately something there that should raise ethical questions, we have to assume they are doing it by the book, unfortunately.

  • ThatGuyMike

    Actually, Skal is a great kid. Intelligent, and well spoken. To be honest, it would be a dream to have seen him in candy stripes. But, I belive the issues surrounding him are related to his guarding. And to be fair, I think a lot of that stuff about Skal was pushed by Memphis media members becasue they knew he wasn’t going to commit to Pastner.

  • Tim O’Nawbny

    My brief post of just his name didn’t say it all. Agree. His so-called guardian seems pretty sketchy, not him.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Joke.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    99.5% of high school eligible basketball recruits wouldn’t even make IU basketball roster.

  • marcusgresham

    No, we just pound them—-no one seemed to show any mercy to IU after the Denim Debacle.

  • straight no chaser

    Yeah, not worried about their feelings, just don’t think us winning will be a badge of honor, and they won’t be one of our prime pre-season opponents any more. But we’ll see how much this debacle affects the quality of their team.

  • ThatGuyMike

    What would you consider a joke? If you are refering to how kids today are not as concerned about tradition as they once were, then yes, it is a joke. You would assume a prestigous program would be something of great appeal.