Careful to list them alphabetically, Overland boys basketball star De’Ron Davis publicly pared down his massive list of suitors to three schools Wednesday.
The highly-sought-after 6-foot-9 big man, who helped lead the Trailblazers to the first Class 5A boys state basketball championship in school history in March, sent out a Tweet with his final three choices, from A to T: Arizona, Indiana and Texas.
Davis, the Aurora Sentinel Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season, averaged a career-high 16.3 points per contest to go with 11.3 rebounds and 5.1 blocked shots per game for coach Danny Fisher’s Overland team. He only furthered his nationwide stock and counted offers from an estimated 30 Division I programs — much like former Regis Jesuit star Josh Perkins, who now plays at Gonzaga — including the University of Colorado.
Fisher said Davis would try to schedule visits to Arizona and Texas — which emerged later in the process — by the end of August if possible. Davis has already made a visit to Indiana, which has expressed interest in him since he was in eighth grade.
This summer, Davis traveled to Treviso, Italy, for the adidas EUROCAMP for a second straight year — where he played against a variety of all-star teams from several European countries. He also played in an Adidas Uprising Showcase game at New York’s legendary Rucker Park and has been playing with his Colorado Hawks club team across the country.
— De'Ron Davis (@DDavis2016) July 29, 2015
Davis’ Overland teammates — fellow seniors-to-be Reggie Gibson, Jervae Robinson and Padiet Wang — are receiving steady interest from low D1s to D2s and junior college programs according to Fisher, who expects to see plenty of schools in town to watch them work out this fall.
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