Hoops: Cade Davis Scouting Report

Elk City, Okla. coach Jim Deaton breaks down OU commit Cade Davis' game.

University of Oklahoma Men's Basketball Coach Jeff Capel has earned his first verbal in Elk City, Okla. star Cade Davis. Davis, a 6-foot-5 wing player, visited Coach Capel today along with his family, and after a short visit committed to the Sooners.

"He is an outstanding young man. He visited with Coach Capel for an hour today, and then when went down in the practice facility and they had a little game going on," said Elk City High School Coach Jim Deaton. "He was sold on Coach Capel from the minute he walked in the door. He said there was no need to wait around. He just said that Okalhoma was the place where he wanted to be and he commtited on the spot."

So what kind of player is Oklahoma getting in Davis?

"He has been a three-year starter for us," said Deaton. "The thing that impresses us the most from a players standpoint is that Cade has been our best player, but he has been our hardest worker also. He doesn't take plays off, days or or weeks off. He is just a hard worker with a great attitude. Kids like that who are the whole package just don't come along very often that think and work like him. I think Coach Capel has a great player in Cade and a even better kid."

And what kind of game does Davis have?

"In Class 4A, we move him around." said Deaton. "We try to create mismatches with him. If he has a smaller guy on him, Cade has the strength to take him inside and score in there. He has great moves around the basket and can score from a number of different ways. If he has a bigger kid on him he has the ability to move outside and beat him off the dribble with his quickness.

"He can hit the open shot. He hit 33 percent of his 3-point-shots and has really worked on his shooting. He also can take people off the dribble and he is very good at getting to the rim. He is a good free throw shooter and he will be a very good player OU. They look at him as a two-guard and he will be very good at creating mismatches for them."

What kind of future does Davis have at OU?

"He has a tremendous upside," said Deaton. "Cade is one who decided a couple of years back that he wanted to go play Division-1 basketball, but not a lot of kids have the desire to go work on things they needs to do to make that happen. He has a tremendous upside, but he has some areas where he needs to improve. He is his worst critic, but he knows he needs to work on his ballhandling and footwork. If he was playing at a larger school a lot more schools would be on him. That is why we like the fact he is playing on a team this summer where a lot more people can see him, because we want him to get recognized and we want to people to look at this game."

Cade averaged 24.9 points, shot 56 percent from the field and he averaged a little over nine rebounds per game as a junior at Elk City.

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