Top-30 national recruit wants to see ASU

One of the highest ranked post prospects in the national 2016 recruiting class, De'Ron Davis, is seriously considering Arizona State.

CARSON, Calif. -- The No. 1 ranked center in the West's 2016 class, Aurora, Colo., Overland High School star De'Ron Davis, is planning to release his finalist list around the end of June.

Arizona State could make the cut for the No. 28 ranked overall recruit.

Davis, 6-foot-9 and 240 pounds, is trying to get a better feel for the new Sun Devil coaching staff and feels like seeing the program in person could help his process.

"They're still recruiting me," Davis said. "I haven't talked to them all that much yet but I'm trying to come out with my Top-5 pretty soon and I am trying to take an unofficial there too. It's one of the schools I'm definitely still considering. From what I'm hearing it's a pretty good school and a good campus."

Davis was offered a scholarship by the previous ASU staff a year ago and the Sun Devils remain under strong consideration even through the transition to new coach Bobby Hurley.

This, despite the fact that Davis is among the most coveted big men in the West, with reported scholarship offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Texas, UCLA and others.

"I'm going to try to visit ASU and Arizona if I can before I go to the NBPA Camp at the end of June," Davis said. "I think that would help me get a better feel for the coaches and the campus and everything, see how I might fit in there, see more about about they play and things like that."

Davis said he currently doesn't have favorite schools and is unsure who will make his Top-5 cut. He's also interested in seeing if any elite programs offer before July, with Kentucky being of particular interest in terms of a school he thinks is close to offering a scholarship.

"Development and relationships are the big things for me," Davis said. "I don't want to be restricted to just back to the basket but my versatility, I can play in any offense, any style of play. Wherever the coach needs me, I can play that type of role.

"The game is changing so much now I see myself as a four (power forward) but if I go to a school and the coach says, 'yo, you're the biggest man out here and we need you to run the five' but not restrict me, I'm fine with that. But if I go to a school with a 7-foot-2 big there who can't do what I do, then I can handle the four no problem."


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