Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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De’Ron Davis is headed to Indiana.
The 6-foot-10 Davis, who is ranked the No. 10 power forward in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, also considered Mississippi State.
“Coach Tom Crean is an absolute powerhouse coach,” Danny Fisher, Davis’ coach at Overland Park (CO, told SNY.tv over the weekend. “They’ve built a great relationship. Coach Crean’s ability to develop players and the history of Indiana basketball, the Field house and their academic program for De’Ron is really, really impressive as well.”
Davis joins shooting guard Curtis Jones and small forward Grant Gelon in Indiana’s 2016 class.
Fisher says Davis will make an impact.
“He’s going to bring a ton of versatility, man,” he said. “He’s going to bring a 6-10 presence that comes with that size in terms of defense, in terms of being able to do things back to the basket. He has that ability to shoot the ball out to 17 feet. He can ball fake and put the ball on the floor and make kick-out plays. He’s a versatile power forward. He can make plays for other people, his IQ is really high.
“His versatility is going to be what I think either of these two is going to take the most advantage of.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.