I saw David play four times over the weekend and he lived up to his billing. While listed at just 6'2 and 175 pounds, he is not a bean pole by any means. He knows how to use his body to absorb contact in the lane and has a great stroke from downtown. His ball handling skills have also improved of late and he was able to withstand tight defensive pressure from a number of quality guards over the weekend including the Michigan Hurricanes' duo of Tory Jackson and Kelvin Grady.
Currently, David has an offer on the table from Steve Hawkins and Western Michigan. He is also being looked at by a number of other high-major and mid-major programs, including Dayton, Ball State, Miami (OH), West Virginia and Georgetown. His performance in the 2005 MHSAA tournament has also sparked the interest of Michigan State. After David rolled up 37 points in the state-semis and 43 in the championship game, Spartan legend Gregory Kelser urged Tom Izzo to give Kool serious attention. With Izzo's trip to visit David last week in Grand Rapids, it looks like the Spartan head coach has heeded Special K's advice.
Saturday morning, Doug spoke briefly with the Michigan Mustang and Grand Rapids South Christian guard about his recruitment and feelings about the Michigan State program.
IMS: It's no secret that you are interested in playing for the Spartans.
DK: "I'm very interested. It would be a dream come true to play for them."
IMS: How did your in-school visit with Tom Izzo go last week?
DK: "It went very well. He told me that they will have four spots to fill after next season and have 10 or 11 guys that they are looking at right now to fill those spots."
IMS: What are you trying to work on this summer to improve your game?
DK: "I'm just trying to get better in all areas and continue to play my game, which is just being a tough, hard nosed player who tries to do whatever it takes to win."
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