Arizona heavily involved with Davis

De'Ron Davis is one of the top centers in the country for 2016. Read on to see where he is in his recruitment and more.

2016 Aurora (Co.) Overland center De'Ron Davis is ready to make an impact in his junior year. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound five star has had a strong pre-season and is now he is ready to lead his team to new heights.

“Everything is going great,” Davis said. “Coach has us in the gym and the weight room a lot. He wanted us to all become stronger and more physical. He has me on the track too and we got every area of the game this offseason, conditioning, strength and skill.

“Our first game is December 2nd and the team, myself included, feels more than prepared to play at a high level every night.”

Last season, Davis felt that he had a solid year, but he lacked aggression and consistency. Now he is making an effort to make drastic improvements in those two facets of his game.

“I really wanted to be more aggressive,” said Davis. “There were times last year when I wasn’t making those tough plays and as a big, I need to always make those type of plays.

“When I look at my box scores from last year, it showed that I would have great games and then follow it up with a bad game. Every great basketball player is consistent, so I wanted to grow in that area, but I feel like that comes with playing experience too.”

Davis’ recruitment has been active as of late, as he’s received recent offers from Oregon and Texas. At the moment, Davis is just fielding offers and giving each school an equal look.

“I’m just getting a feel for the coaching staff,” Davis explained. “I want to see how I connect with the coaches from each school, and that’ll play a big part in my recruitment.”

Arizona, Indiana, Arkansas, Wake Forest and UCLA are currently pursuing Davis the hardest. He holds a host of offers at the moment, but some schools will no longer be in the running for Davis shortly.

“I plan to make my first cut pretty soon,” Davis said. “I don’t have a set date right now, but it will be soon and around this time next year, I will have a cemented top five schools.”

Arizona is one of the schools after Davis the hardest and assistant coach Damon Stoudamire will be in Colorado on Thursday to watch the junior workout.

“All the schools really are going to say the same thing, if we’re being honest,” Davis said. “There’s certain schools that stand out. Arizona has been heavily involved with my practices and they talk to me often.

“They feel they’re the best fit, but like I said, every school says that. That’s why it’s important to truly look at every aspect of each school.”


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