Dillard working to improve

A premier athlete, Davon Dillard is seeing his recruitment expand during his junior season.

Three-star forward Davon Dillard of Gary (Ind.) Bowman Academy is one of the premier athletes in the class of 2015. The physical specimen is having a solid junior season, and his recruitment continues to pick up.

"I started off the season and missed a few games, but the last few games have been good," said Dillard of the start to his year. "I have been getting over 20 a game and I am staying out of foul trouble."

He continued, "I have been working up on my one dribble pull up, my perimeter shot, and also my conditioning."

At around 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, Dillard has a college ready physique to go along with his elite athleticism. That has attracted a lot of interest from college coaches.

"I had Marquette come up on Tuesday," said Dillard. "Also I have been hearing from Miami, Creighton, Purdue, and a couple of other schools."

The Purdue Boilermakers have been on Dillard for a long time, and were his first offer. Recently he had a chance to check in on the Big Ten school.

"I watched them against Ohio State, and they want me to come in right now," said Dillard. "They actually want me and Hyron Edwards to both commit. I think it would be a good team to go to, and also it would be good to be close to home."

Along with Purdue, a pair of Big East schools are also really turning up the heat on Dillard.

About the Creighton Bluejays, Dillard said, "I get a text or call from Creighton almost every day. Now they are in the Big East and playing well, and I think they have my playing style."

Also Marquette is not far from his hometown of Gary, and Dillard says he is looking forward to seeing the Golden Eagles program.

"I started off the season getting letters, and I couldn't make it to their Midnight Madness so they came to see me workout," said Dillard. "They want me to visit soon, and I definitely will do that."

For now Dillard is in no hurry to decide, but he does know what he is looking for in a school.

"Academics will be important to me and also I want to go somewhere that will make me better," said Dillard.

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