The Indiana Hoosiers got their man on Thursday during a press conference. That is where four-star center De'Ron Davis announced his decision to attend Indiana over Mississippi State.
"First off Tom Crean has been there for a long time," Davis said. "He's been there since my eighth grade year. I built a great connection with him. Just when I took my visit, the family atmosphere I seen at Indiana and how they compete everyday in practice and get better, that really stuck out in my decision."
Landing Davis was huge for the Hoosiers as the 6-foot-9 prospect gives them depth and skill on the low block. Davis can also turn and face the rim some and attack bigger and less mobile centers off the dribble, making him a bit of a matchup problem at the center position.
Currently a solid four-star prospect, Davis gives Indiana some insurance in case current freshman Thomas Bryant leaves after the season for the NBA, albeit that scenario being somewhat unlikely.
Still Davis probably could play some next to Bryant depending on the matchups, but he would be at his best spelling Bryant and being someone who can come in and have there be no drop off on the low block.
With Davis’ offensive skill set, Indiana and Head Coach Tom Crean should be able to complement their already talented backcourt.
This is a big commitment for IU as the Hoosiers were definitely lacking depth on the frontcourt. Davis brings it, and does it with one of their priority targets that the Hoosiers have targeted since his freshman year in high school.