"He Loves the Motion Offense." - Steve Davis

Mike Davis could be one of the best-kept secrets in the high school ranks. He's 6-9, as athletic as they come, and has one heck of a list of college suitors going after his services. InsideIllini.com spoke with Steve Davis for what's on tap for Mike and a visit time frame. Get Inside.

Q-Kedric:
Do the Illini have a legitimate shot at landing Mike next year?

A-Steve:
I think it's pretty good actually. We're trying to set up a visit right now with them; we're planning to get there early April sometime. We want him to see the campus, meet the players. He loves the motion offense Coach Weber runs. We think he would do very well in that.

Q-Kedric:
Will the location matter to him and your family?

A-Steve:
No, not at all. We want him to get out and see the rest of the country. We think it would be good for him; the Midwest is a lot different than out East. I told him it's just a different way of life.

Q-Kedric:
Can you give me his list of school that he likes or any favorites?

A-Steve:
Right now it's Auburn, Illinois, Maryland, Kansas State and Wake Forest. All are the same at this point. We plan to make visits at some of those schools as well but with the NCAA Tournament going on, we're going to wait until things slow down a bit; let him catch his breath and breathe a little bit.

Q-Kedric:
Do you have a preference what conference he plays in since Illinois is a Big Ten school?

A-Steve:
(Laughs) That's a good question. Since we're out here we do see more Big East, SEC and ACC games out here, but that doesn't matter to us one bit. Illinois is in a great situation because of the offense they run. Mike runs the floor well. He shoots the mid-range shot and likes to get up and down the floor.

Q-Kedric:
How is school going for him at this point? I've heard prep school as a possible place for him.

A-Steve:
Right now, if school ended, he would qualify. He's going to be fine. We just threw that out there in case he did visit those schools and things didn't work out.

Q-Kedric:
What are his best assets as a player?

A-Steve:
He really can run the floor well for a player of his size. He's very unselfish. As a matter of fact, one college coach called me and told me they wish he was more selfish - he can be that good. We also think he's a great shot-blocker, so his defense is pretty good as well.

Mike Davis averaged 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots per contest. He hales from Alexandria (VA) Hayfield, and then transferred into T.C. Williams. Once Davis makes his visit InsideIllini.com will update you.


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