IU among those pursuing 2016 F Davis hardest

De'Ron Davis is one of the top players in the 2016 class, and Indiana is among the schools pursuing him hardest. Davis spoke with AllHoosiers.com on Tuesday. Read his comments here.

De'Ron Davis is off to a strong start to the AAU season, and schools are taking notice.

Davis is one of the top players in the 2016 class, and many powerhouse programs were on hand to watch him last weekend in Dallas.

Indiana coach Steve McClain was among those in attendance. The Hoosiers have made Davis something of a priority in recent months, sending a member of their staff to his practices in Colorado on multiple occasions.

"Indiana has been coming harder now," Davis told AllHoosiers.com on Tuesday. "They've been at a couple practices. Right now, I'm just keeping my options open. Indiana is a good school, but it's so early I'm not really thinking about narrowing anything down."

Davis listed Indiana, UCLA, California, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Texas when asked which schools are contacting him the most at this point. He also has an offer from Arizona and Louisville has also expressed recent interest.

Davis is a 6-foot-9, 240-pound five-star prospect. He's listed at the No. 3 center in the 2016 class by our Scout experts, but he says Indiana sees him as a stretch four at the next level.

He said that I have a lot of potential and he sees how hard I work from coming to practices and stuff like that," Davis said of Indiana coach Tom Crean. "He just wants me to keep getting better and continue working hard. He talks about how he gets all of this big men to the draft so I can develop ball handling and perfect my shot while I'm there."

Davis said he would like to improve his ball handling an explosion moves during the summer. His AAU team is off to a 4-1 start and he is excited about their prospects for the season.

"We've been playing together since the third or fourth grade," Davis said. "We got a few new kids, but the chemistry is there. We're 4-1 right now so I think we're gelling pretty good. The loss, we just weren't hungry enough. But the wins, it just felt good to have fun. Each person on the court wants the teammates to do something."


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