De’Ron Davis may not arrive in Bloomington until early August

  • 07/05/2016 12:21 pm in

Indiana’s top recruit in the class of 2016, De’Ron Davis, may not arrive on campus until later in the summer.

In a text message on Tuesday morning to Inside the Hall, Overland (Colo.) coach Danny Fisher said that Davis will not arrive in Bloomington this week as originally planned.

“The big fella is still here (in Colorado) and may not arrive in Bloomington until early August,” Fisher wrote in a text message. “He is hashing through some things he has to finish here in town and has been in constant contact with coach (Tom) Crean and staff. I don’t have an exact date, but early August is what everyone is expecting.”

Three members of IU’s 2016 class – Curtis Jones, Devonte Green and Grant Gelon – are already in Bloomington. Freddie McSwain is expected to arrive in August.

Davis, a four-star recruit, chose the Hoosiers last November over Mississippi State. He is ranked the No. 40 prospect nationally in the final RSCI rankings for the class of 2016.

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  • HardRockHoosier

    Once again, you go on and on about the Ron P. thing.. while you admit it’s something you know nothing about. Crean liked Patterson a LOT. In his pre-season tour that year he continually commented on his freakish length.. I mean the kid was only about 6′ 3″ yet he had a 7’4″ wingspan… and was so darned quick.. Crean did not in fact just drop him like a ‘hot potato’. It was well covered on this site that Crean was helping RP find a suitable place to go after he did not qualify to come here.
    It’s also, not that De’Ron needs to “crack down”.. Crean has said he is doing great in the class in question.. It is in fact a class that he needs to come to IU, that IU requires that he have.. It’s not like he was ‘screwing off’ and blew it off in High School..
    Arch drew that conclusion, however the two cases really are not that similar. RP had a problem with his grades, IU had him take some classes to see whether he really could handle the academics. He didn’t pass those classes with good enough. grades to get accepted. De’Ron is missing one Math class which he is now completing and doing well, according to Crean. If there’s ‘broad’ similarity, I’m sure you could say that.. but the two cases aren’t really that similar at all.
    Look, I’m not picking on you, I’m just trying to inform you, what actually happened to RP as reported on this site… and what is going on with De’Ron as it is being reported on here.

  • ForeverIU

    That’s not how I read what SilentBob wrote. The way I read it is that he has more life experience and knowledge of how institutions function than any of those arguing with him. In any institution, rules are “massaged” and interpreted in ways that will favor those in positions of power. We would be naive to think otherwise. Some institutions and more blatant and crude in how they navigate the gray areas. But all institutions do it, and it is not necessarily damning to the institution to expose the realities.

  • SilentBob

    Why are you rambling on about a distinction I’ve already accepted? Do we really need to dance around and determine the degree of their similularity when the very word broad suggests a noticeable, yet uncertain degree of difference. The similarity is merely a “academic” issue appearing before they’re ever on the court. Which simply raises my antenna a little bit. When the article was posted, all that was said was, “the big fella had some stuff to finish up around town.”

    And I’m aware, Ron screwed up in summer classes, but I don’t know how bad he screwed up. Was he a few points below the line? Or was he just completely bombing? But the fact that we didn’t reach out to him at Brewster tells me we weren’t that interested anymore. But again that’s not even what I’m getting at. And cracking down is merely a figure of speech.

    For the last time, all I’m saying is I expect him to do what needs to be done so he is prepared to be a student athlete at IU next year. Now that I know it’s just a math class he’s NEVER taken, I feel even more optimistic.

  • ForeverIU

    I’m actually glad you brought up an important issue, and there’s no need to be apologetic. You basically said there are gray areas (there always are) when applying rules, and sometimes what we see as inconsistent applications of rules are really just ways to get rigid rules to work for our good intents than to have us work for them. I did not see your point as an indictment of Crean or IU.

  • SilentBob

    Yes, this.

  • SilentBob

    Exactly, thank you.

  • Missing Moye

    Ron Patterson comes to mind.

  • Missing Moye

    Since are you so familiar with the Ron Patterson situation, could you please let me know which of the other 13 players on scholarship would have lost theirs had he continued attending IU on a basketball scholarship? I’ve always been curious and you sound like the guy to answer it. You must have insider knowledge, unlike SilentBob and his speculations.

  • HardRockHoosier

    As I indicated I am only reiterating what was written right here on this site. I have no insider knowledge.. But, speculation at the time was that one of the seniors would likely have become a walk on.. Most likely at that time it would have been Roth.. I do know some guys who were associated with the team at that time and the consensus of opinion was and still is, Crean liked RP a lot and did help him in his situation after he failed to qualify for the IU program.