With each game this season we'll put the spotlight on an Indiana player that we believe is someone to keep an eye on for that particular game.
For the second game of the season tonight against LIU Brooklyn, we'll spotlight IU freshman forward Devin Davis out of Warren Central High School.
Davis may have been one of the less heralded members of Indiana's 2013 recruiting class coming in, but he has quickly made his presence known with the Hoosiers. Tom Crean talked numerous times in the preseason workouts about how hard Davis had been working. That hard work has quickly become evident in the amount of playing time the freshman forward has picked up in both of the two exhibition games and the season opener last Friday night against Chicago State.
In the regular season opener, Davis just missed a double-double. He scored 10 points and pulled down nine rebounds. He also had three blocked shots in 14 minutes off of the IU bench. He pushed the action, was active on both ends of the floor and made 5-of-7 shots from the field, mostly from close range. He only played in the second exhibition game after battling a preseason injury but scored five points and pulled down six rebounds in just 12 minutes of action there. Davis is clearly making the most of whatever minutes he gets in Tom Crean's rotation. As the second game of the season is played tonight, Davis has moved himself up on the list of true freshmen players that Hoosier fans want to keep an eye on.
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