De’Ron Davis named 2016 Colorado Mr. Basketball

  • 04/03/2016 8:20 am in

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.

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  • millzy32

    There’s only ONE IU player that had a major injury. All the others were pretty minor including Robert Johnson so it’s pretty easy to tell you are talking about one particular player. That player may never play to the level that they were once capable anyway so you may get your wish.

  • millzy32

    Probably not. There’s Denver and then there’s a lot of open space out there. Not really a hot bed for high school basketball although this kid is an exception for sure.

  • millzy32

    Devonte signing next week on Thursday. He’s not officially ours until that time. Not sure why he had to wait until the 13th but I don’t think he’d have any reason not to sign at this point.

  • millzy32

    Playing a lot of BIGs is silly. It’s what that stupid Carolina team does. You know the one that’s playing tonight. That’s so old school to play multiple BIGs it never works (PURPLE CITY)

  • BL

    Yeah, I’d like to play ’em both with OG but I do understand that would leave us with no legit big coming off the bench (unlike UNC with James). Notwithstanding, I believe Coach could successfully develop a rotation where we alternate between the big lineup and a more wing-centric lineup with the goal of keeping TB and DD fresh and out of foul trouble. Actually, alternating styles would be really hard to defend.

    Btw, what the hell is “purple city”?

  • millzy32

    Purple Font, with emphasis. Purple denotes sarcasm and general smart aleck-ness.

  • BL

    Colorado has produced a few really good players you’ll remember: Micheal Ray Richardson, Joe Barry Carroll, Tom Chambers, Chauncey Billups, Reggie Jackson. Anyway, as you said, no a hot bed.

  • BL

    Gottcha.

  • millzy32

    Those are some good names. Did you cheat and look it up or did you just know all those guys?

  • Gregory Chona

    I hope TB and TW realize how close they were to winning it all. This years team was as good as ’81 or ’87 all 3 became a team towards the end of the season.

  • BL

    Couple articles on TB’s draft prospects:

    btpowerhouse site: 2016/3/28/11317672/2016-nba-draft-thomas-bryant-player-breakdown-indiana-hoosiers
    peachtreehoops site: 2016/4/4/11362610/2016-nba-mock-draft-chad-ford-atlanta-hawks-thomas-bryant

    Getting scary.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Thon Maker going to the NBA may be the best news IU fans are getting. TB and TW may want to stay because of it.

  • BL

    That won’t affect TB; they play different positions.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Thon is a 4?

  • BL

    Yes. Could even play some three in the NBA.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Wow! Empty feeling with tonight’s championship game.

  • Hey, Purdue’s been doing it for years. Look up “Boiler Up” in the urban dictionary.

  • BL

    Yeah, was realizing earlier today I’d be getting nervous if we were playing. Man I hope TB returns. If he does we’ll have a real good chance at a deeper run next year.

  • So, why scary? Seems like TB at 24 means he’s coming back, and that’s even allowing for the idea that TB and his family are _only_ focused on his NBA prospects right now. I’m still of the opinion that TB enjoys college and that this will be a factor.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Bingo! I think what bothers me the most is the lack of effort to curb North Carolina and others by the NCAA. This of course is nothing new but it affected IU this year. All for nothing.

  • BL

    As I said below, if he’s projected outside the top 20, likely he’ll return but with old age comes paranoia 🙂 We missed a great opportunity this year but for injuries. Would be a double dose of bad luck if TB goes knowing how close we are otherwise.

  • BL

    Looked it up and no, I’m not a UNC grad.

  • BL

    In the history of college ball there’s not a single blue blood program (including our beloved alma mater) that hasn’t violated the financial aid rules either directly or due to booster activities. Knowing that, it’s hard for me to bash UNC but inventing bogus classes; really?

  • Oops, yeah, long day, didn’t read any farther. And yeah, I’ll be on the edge of my seat until the deadline passes as well. Just so much fun to think about the team next year with (fingers crossed here as well) a healthy bunch of players.

    Really, so many moving parts, but if everything comes together then next season could be so much fun.

  • BL

    Anyone know if McSwain has scheduled a visit to Bloomington?

  • BL

    Watched a tape of one of Devonte’s recent high school games. Typical AAU player; didn’t show me much on the defensive end. In fact, Matador D would be a kind description. Guessing his first few D1 practices will be a real wake up call.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I thought IU is being visited but don’t know the date.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Bogus classes at UNC for a documented 17 years.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Well the 2016 NCAA basketball season is over.

  • IU Parking Tickets

    Completely disagree, if you look at the box score and UNC shoots their typical 30 percent from three then that game ends in a tie, and who knows after that. IU had the talent this year to win it all, no doubt in my mind.

  • IU Parking Tickets

    Great post, I completely agree. If you look at the box score and figure in unc shooting their typical 30 percent from 3 that game is tied at the end.

  • MadMaxfor3

    Per Alex on Twitter: “Freddie McSwain will visit Indiana on April 18-20, he tells Inside the Hall. #iubb”

  • BL

    Thanks

  • BL

    Crazy

  • millzy32

    They wouldn’t know how to look it up anyway.

  • Zach

    Knew something of that nature was going to happen with Maker but just assumed he would probably jump overseas for a year. Had no idea he would have the potential to be NBA draft eligible. In my opinion, his inner circle was just stringing everyone along the whole time with the college recruitment thing just so he could get the media attention of a college recruit. Unfortunately for Maker, I don’t think his handler has his best interests in mind and he could vastly benefit from a year in school to hone his skills. Glad we didn’t throw all our eggs in one basket with his recruitment.

  • VanPastorMan

    Since they didn’t win their punishment is that they have to go to real class.

  • VanPastorMan

    Preachers do it all the time,but we do it in increments. The first time we say it we say, So and so said it. The second time we say somebody said it. The third time it is ours.