Austin Davis Says Michigan, MSU 'Good Fits'

An emerging member of the 2016 class is Onsted (Mich.) center Austin Davis. Davis discusses his spring on the AAU circuit, which schools have been keeping tabs on him, what visits he's taken so far, and more.

Surrounded by several talented guards, 2016 Onsted (Mich.) center Austin Davis is the big man in the middle for the Michigan Mustangs on both ends of the floor.

Standing 6-foot-9 and 200-pounds, Davis fits the profile of a hardnosed, rebounding and finisher in the paint.

“As a post presence I try to help out with the defense inside so they can go out and pressure the ball,” Davis said. “And then adding some offense in the post.”

Adding the ability to step out to the corner for baseline jumpers, Davis continues to adjust to his long frame, looking to become a more versatile player this AAU season.

“Just between my freshman and sophomore year I grew into my body a lot more,” Davis said. “That helped. I got faster and I wish I would’ve put a lot more time into shooting so I could’ve expanded my game that way but I’ll do that this summer.”

Already drawing early interest from several in-state programs including Michigan, Davis visited Ann Arbor and Crisler Center for two games last season.

“They were phenomenal,” Davis said. “Those are really nice facilities over there.

“It was a great atmosphere and really nice days.”

The first time the Wolverines sent out a coach to watch Davis was back during his high school season on Onsted, a game in which the young man put on a performance to be remembered.

“They saw me when I scored 51 against Stockbridge so, that was a good game to do that,” Davis said. “It’s just too early to say (how interested Michigan is).”

Davis adding, “They’ve really worked with the post really well the last two years with Mitch McGary last year and Horford and Morgan. That’s a positive.”

Davis is also attracting early interest from Tom Izzo and Michigan State, visiting East Lansing twice already in his early recruitment.

Of the Spartans Davis said, “They’ve had some good bigs too. That seems like a good fit too.”

Keeping busy on the AAU circuit this spring and summer, Davis doesn’t any visits planned as of yet, but is scheduled to be in attendance for Michigan’s one day college practice camp on June 7.


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