As one of the premier high school basketball players in the nation, 2015 Michigan State Spartans‘ commit Deyonta Davis is finally building respect. Many scouting sites had the big man ranked in the 100-range, but after a strong spring and junior season, Davis is finally moving up those rankings.
Michigan State 2015 hoops commit Deyonta Davis is ranked as a 5-star prospect and the No. 18 player in the nation according to ESPN rankings
— Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) June 3, 2014
Yes, ESPN moved the future Spartan big man from the 50-range all the way up to No. 18 in the 2015 class and from a four-star to a five-star prospect.
Davis was ranked 48th in the previous ESPN recruiting rankings, but jumped 30 spots due to his junior season in which he showed why he’s one of the best shot blockers in the class, recording 199 swats. He added that to his 15 points and 13.2 rebounds per game.
Michigan State sure did get a steal and Davis is probably glad he picked a team that will get the most out of his talent and help him reach full potential.
With somewhat of a slight frame, Davis will need to bulk up a bit but he has the potential to be an Adreian Payne-type of player.
He has great athleticism for his 6-foot-9, 210-pound frame and he has been known to run the floor just as well as a guard. He can step out and knock down jumpers as well. After dominating the AAU circuit this spring, Davis has earned the respect he deserves and he will be looking forward to adding onto that in his senior season.
Looks like Tom Izzo reeled in another underrated star.
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