Austin Davis leads Wildcast past Pioneers

Onsted’s standout center Austin Davis helped his team stay perfect on the season and coast to a 65-32 win over Gabriel Richard. The incoming Wolverine big man talks his dominate performance, thoughts on the Wolverines' start and more

Belleville, Mich. — Onsted (Mich.) Community continued their perfect season Saturday evening as the Wildcats coasted past Gabriel Richard 65-32 at the Fastbreak Invitational behind senior center and Wolverine signee Austin Davis.
“I thought it was a great game,” Davis told The Michigan Insider. “We played really well defensively. That is the kind of team we are and that is what's going to win us games. We don’t usually score a ton of points, but we scored a ton today. Overall, we played great defensively, shared the ball great and all that attributed to the win.”
The 6-10, 245-pound big man finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks on the night, but also featured his improved athleticism with some thunderous dunks as well.
“It is a fun thing and is a relatively new thing,” said Davis. “Freshman and sophomore year I wasn’t a huge dunker, but I changed my body a lot this past year, so during AAU it is something that I started to pick up. It is just great getting to play out here.”
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Despite, the undefeated mark and high productivity this season, Davis continues to work on taking his game to the next level.
“I don’t ever stop working on my game,” said Davis. “I’m continuing to improve athletically, always getting in better shape and keep refining my skills.”
Having been to nearly every Michigan home contest this season, Davis is excited by the early progress he has seen so far.
“We have been going to a lot of games, but weren’t able to go to their last game,” said Davis. “We have been to pretty much every home game. They are continually getting better and progressing as well. They are starting to work their bigs into their offense more, which is promising. They are looking good and I love Coach Beilein and what he is doing.”
Once Davis does arrive on campus, he knows the future will be bright with their closely-knit incoming 2016 class.
“We have gotten to know each other a little bit and when we were on our official,” said Davis. “We all four were up there on the same time. We got to spend the weekend together. I have been able to play against Jon (Teske) a couple of times and was able to play against Xavier (Simpson) once during AAU, so all great guys and I’m really excited to go play with them."

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