2005 Focus: Mike Davis

Mike Davis doesn't get much notoriety playing with the Illinois Wolves. Not playing with the guard trio of Bobby Frasor, Bryan Mullins and Sead Odzic. But that could change this summer as he continues to adjust to his role with the team.

Mike Davis didn't come into an easy situation when he chose to hook up with the Illinois Wolves. These guys had been playing together for a while, so it was somewhat of an adjustment.

However, the guard trio of Bobby Frasor, Bryan Mullins and Sead Odzic made life fairly easy for the 6-8, 215-pound Gordon Tech junior.

Davis is a tough rebounder who can score in the paint and also provide a presence defensively. After a season averaging modest numbers of 12 points and 8 boards per game, he's looking to refine his mid-range jumper – and become more of a household name nationally.

The soft-spoken Davis, who naturally tries to emulate Tim Duncan both on and off the court, also will work on his footwork and strength.

``He's got a great body," Wolves coach Mike Mullins said. "He has tremendous upside and he has a number of Big Ten and some Big East teams after him. We're looking for him to bring a lot of energy this spring and summer."

Davis, who has already been offered a scholarship by Southern Illinois, according to Mullins, said he favors Purdue, Illinois and Dayton at this point.

``I'm going to wait until the spring and summer to see what happens," said Davis, who has a 2.8 GPA. "But those are the three I like right now."


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