De'Ron Davis to Indiana: Hoosiers Land 4-Star PF Prospect

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIINovember 12, 2015

Credit: 247Sports

De'Ron Davis, a 4-star power forward prospect in the Class of 2016 from Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado, announced his commitment to Indiana on Thursday.

Matt Glenesk of the Indianapolis Star reported the news and shared a picture of Davis putting on a Hoosiers hat after announcing his decision: 

Matt Glenesk @MattGlenesk

#iubb lands top target De’Ron Davis: https://t.co/VGkNrSKII7 https://t.co/1Ns9OgofUE

Davis is the No. 10 player at his position in the country, according to 247Sports' composite rankings, and No. 38 overall.

The 6'9 ½", 235-pound recruit has a bit more of a perimeter-oriented game, which actually suits the way modern basketball is trending. With a nice shooting touch and plenty of range, Davis has the upside to become a lethal stretch 4.

Where he must improve to fully capitalize on his potential is the post area on both ends of the floor. The athletic ability is there for Davis to develop in this regard, but he needs to hone in more on the fundamentals instead of relying so much on instincts and talent.

ESPN's Fran Fraschilla praised some of Davis' notable attributes in his analysis from June:

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Really liked energy, size & hustle. Have improved in year. RT @JBosunga: @franfraschilla what were your thoughts on De'Ron Davis is Treviso?

Davis at least appears to be trending in the right direction in terms of having a high motor and doing the little things to take the next step. Exerting maximum effort can make up for any shortcomings.

What he lacks in a post game at the moment, Davis can make up for with his face-up game, where he can easily elevate over most defenders and go to work from mid-range.

In addition to scoring from the outside and slashing to the rim, Davis is a capable passer and ball-handler who can see over opponents and set up opportunities for teammates. This type of rare playmaking flair only adds to the intrigue about Davis as he enters college.

Indiana can conceivably deploy Davis at the 3 or 4, and he can be an absolute force playing either position.

Few prospects in the 2016 class have the ceiling he has because of his diverse set of skills. It's a matter of building on those strengths and improving his aggressiveness around the rim that will make the difference between Davis emerging as a solid starter or a legitimate college star.


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