Kyle Davis is a left handed guard with slick ball handling and improving point guard skills. Illinois has taken notice and is making itself a player for his services. Davis discusses the Illini program.
"I like how the coaches let them come out there and play their game. They run, go through their sets, and get down to business and win games."
He took a visit to Champaign earlier in the year.
"I like the program. I came up there to see them practice at the beginning of the school year. I like how they run things. It was good."
The Hyde Park athlete says the Illini have been in contact with his high school coach about recruiting him. The coaches have complimentary things to say about him.
"They told my coach I was like the Energizer Bunny because I don't ever stop. I go hard all the time, every game."
What schools have shown interest to this point?
"Illinois, Xavier, DePaul, UIC, Memphis, and Florida."
The report on Davis says he's an undersized shooting guard. At the Battle of the Arch in St. Louis, he showed he can be a point guard at the next level and run his team. Davis understands the game, and his vision allows him to make passes in tight spaces.
The 6'-1" Davis can score by beating his man off the dribble or by pulling up with a lefty jump shot. Davis also rebounds well for a guard and has quick hands defensively, causing pressure on the opposing point guard. He describes how he sees his game.
"I am a person that likes to hustle. When I hustle, it helps me on my offense. Everybody knows my strength is my left hand, but if you sleep on me I will take you right."
His point guard skills are still developing.
"I have been working on them. It is not fully there yet, but I have been working on them."
His high school season at Hyde Park was a success as he put up great numbers for an underclassman.
"It was all right. I started once again as a sophomore, averaging 20 points per game, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and 5 steals."
Playing on the AAU circuit with the Mac Irvin Fire this spring has been beneficial.
"It has been great. Everybody is seeing me play on the AAU circuit, so it is great."
Davis has firmly put his name in the conversation for a scholarship offer from any school looking for a point guard. This includes the Illini, and the feeling is mutual.
"I think I could fit into their style of play. I would really like to as well!"