Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) guard R.J. Davis emerged as one of IU’s top recruiting targets in the class of 2020 earlier this spring.
Davis recently made a huge leap in the national rankings and is now a four-star prospect and the No. 87 player in the country according to the 247Composite. Inside the Hall spoke to him last week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Virginia to get this thoughts on IU, upcoming visits and much more.
Our full Q & A is available below:
How’s your recruitment going?
“It’s going well so far. I’m just grateful for the situation I’m in right now. I’ve been receiving a lot of offers and interest from prestigious schools and whatnot. It just shows that all my hard work has paid off.”
What schools have you been hearing from the most?
“Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Marquette, Indiana, UCLA, Kansas, Florida. Those are the ones off the top of my head right now.”
Have you taken any visits, and do you have any planned?
“I have a couple planned. Going on an unofficial visit to Marquette next week (on) Wednesday. And official visit to Georgetown (in) the next two weeks or so.”
Who have you been in contact with from Indiana?
“Coach Archie Miller and coach (Bruiser) Flint.”
What have your impressions been of them and of the program?
“I’m impressed by them, just their way of recruiting me. They stay in touch on a daily basis, continuing to build a bond. Hopefully (they’ll) get me down to campus sometime.”
What’s their message been?
Keep going. They’re proud of me, of my success. Just to keep being an aggressive dog and they’re basically happy for me.
What are you looking for in a school?
“Just a great relationship with the coach, coaching staff, teammates. Nice facility, nice campus, student life is very into the basketball games, and education, first and foremost. The ball will stop bouncing one day.”
What would you say are two or three big strengths of your game?
“I would say my ability to score and my ability to find open teammates. I can get myself going as well as get my other teammates going. I can get into the lane and either create for myself or dish it to an open guy for a big or a kickout for 3.”
And what are one or two things you want to improve on?
“Definitely my upper body and lower body strength. Just getting that ready for the next level. And becoming more of a pest on defense.”
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