Overland (Colo.) forward De’Ron Davis, who signed a National Letter of Intent with Indiana last fall, was named Mr. Basketball in Colorado for 2016 by The Denver Post late Saturday night.
The 6-foot-9 forward led Overland to two consecutive 5A state titles and finished his high school career with 442 blocked shots.
In four seasons, Davis and Overland compiled an 83-25 record.
Davis joins Curtis Jones, Grant Gelon and Devonte Green as members of Indiana’s 2016 recruiting class. Green can’t sign his letter of intent until April 13.
He committed to Indiana in early November after an intense recruiting battle that spanned more than three years.
“I’ve liked them for a while. They’ve been my frontrunner for a while,” Davis told Inside the Hall. “When I was the No. 1 player in the country, I had all of these schools on me. When I dropped down to 10, I still had quite a few. When I dropped down to 20, Indiana was still there with me.
“They didn’t care about the rankings. They knew what kind of player I was, they knew what I could bring to the program. Family always sticks together and I’m a big family guy. That really stood out to me.”
He’s expected to arrive on campus early this summer.
Filed to: Deron Davis