Video: De’Ron Davis, Curtis Jones address media at Derby Festival practice

  • 04/13/2016 6:28 pm in

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Class of 2016 Indiana signees De’Ron Davis and Curtis Jones will be teammates next winter in Bloomington and are also teammates for this weekend’s Derby Festival Basketball at Freedom Hall.

The teams arrived in the Derby city earlier today and practiced at Male high school. Inside the Hall was there and caught up with both players to discuss their high school seasons and to also look at ahead to what’s next:

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  • BL

    Well, De’Ron being injured – he’ll fit right in. Love how Coach already had him working on his three ball during his final high school season. Anyone think CUJO sounds eerily like JM.

  • SCHoosier

    Both well spoken young men. I think its clear that DeRon expects and wants to play the 4.
    He’s said before that’s the position he hopes to play I n the NBA. With Thomas back ” I won’t have to play too much center”. Geez these guys need to stay healthy.

  • BL

    Funny, size wise, TB and DD are both NBA 4’s; hence, like most college players, they’ll both be playing out of position at times next year. Like TB, guessing Coach will work to develop DD offensively by getting him both post-up and perimeter looks. I really don’t expect to see too many minutes where TB and DD are on the floor together. Although, I suppose it’s possible that DD could be so damn good that Coach would have to start them both.

  • BL

    Anxious to see DD go up against Funderburk (6’9, OSU), Banks (6’10, Texas), or Brunk (6’10, Butler), depending on how teams are organized.

  • Crimson&CremeFraiche

    Definitely like these guys. Well spoken. De’ron seems like a fun dude. Looks like another really good recruiting class to follow last year’s awesome one. I liked hearing Curtis say thay Grant was always at IU when he was there. He reminds of an Indiana guy that no one thought would contribute a couple of years ago named Collin Hartman.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Same barber.

  • Koko

    Looks like him too.

  • Jeremy

    I read an article that said Troy Williams would test the draft and most likely go but had not yet hired an agent. I expected to see something about that on inside the hall.

  • Koko

    There is. Go to home page and scroll down. You will find it.

  • Koko

    Great interviews and good kids. Look forward to them joining the team.

  • Sghoosier

    Really? I always expected Colin to contribute considering that he was in the top 10 kid in the nation when as a sophomore.
    I was more disappointed that he blanked out his first year.

  • Indiana_Banners

    “I already knew Indiana was beating Kentucky, I mean that was just… that was really nothing big.” – De’Ron Davis

    Hahah he already knows how to play the crowd, can’t wait to see these two in cream and crimson this fall!

  • Two great interviews.. I like these guys a lot.. Like their attitude.. Great size.. Yeah, will be fun to see the Davis vs Brunk, Funderburk, and Banks when or if they occur.. Does anyone know if we play Butler next year? Glad these guys are Hoosiers.

  • Lance76

    Looking forward to seeing them play. I am having trouble finding the Derby Classic on TV or streaming. Anyone have a link and/or TV information?

  • Shaggy_C

    That was like three days ago, which on ITH makes it old news. I’m still amazed that even in the offseason we get such a continuous stream of meaningful content!

  • CreamandCrimson

    We play Butler at the Crossroads Classic on December 17.

  • Hey thanks man.. I was kinda hoping that and I knew e of course played ND last year and I kinda thought I Purdue … so that’s cool we play the Bulldogs this year.

  • Koko

    You call breaking a knee cap blanking out?

  • IUBizmark

    I’m impressed. These guys are poised and confident. Going to be really great to bring them into the fold with the existing group of guys.

  • plane1972

    Perhaps a little dig at Kentucky for not pursuing him? Either way, I like it!

    I like these guys.

  • Hoosier89

    Really impressed with how well these guys talked with the media. I know I would’ve been a blubbering mess at that age.

    Excited that De’Ron is working on his three. Enjoyed seeing CuJo light up when they asked about Thomas. You can tell people really love TB.

  • Hoosier89

    I always believe in the Fighting Irish

  • Not televised this year. In the past it was on WDRB in Louisville and also streamed on their website but that is not the case this year as far as I know.

  • Fivelefts

    He would destroy Brunk!

  • Fivelefts

    That was at the end of the season, his freshman year.

  • BL

    That’s what we want to see. Did he say which wrist was injured?

  • BL

    Alex, will you be able to post and practice or game video?

  • Fivelefts

    In the video, it appeared as though he looked down at his right wrist, when he was asked about it.

  • mckillio

    I just emailed them. If they respond and I remember I’ll get at you.

  • BL

    That’s too bad. Probably won’t see his best.

  • mckillio

    It won’t be on TV or online.

  • You know, I was gonna say. Dead ringer.