This one was worth the wait.
Indiana's half-decade long pursuit of De'Ron Davis has paid off. Colorado's top prospect will be a Hoosier.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) November 12, 2015
In a recruitment that lasted several years, Tom Crean made De'Ron Davis a priority early on and never relented, culminating in today's press conference where Davis announced and signed a Letter of Intent to play his college ball in Bloomington.
Davis, a 6'9", 235 lb big man out of Overland HS in Aurora, Colorado, is currently ranked #38 overall in the class of 2016 247Composite Rankings. During his junior season at Overland, he led his team with 16 PPG, 11 RPG, and 5 BPG while leading his school to its' first ever state title.
One of the major concerns for Davis was how he would fit into a program, and the Indiana staff made it a point to show Davis how he could fit in the long lineage of Hoosier big men. Also, Crean teased the idea of playing alongside Thomas Bryant next year, something that is very tantalizing to Davis. Along with the fit, the prestige of Indiana was a big part of what drew him to the school. "(Indiana) is on TV a lot. The relationship I've built with the coaches is very special. (They) can help develop me and take me where I want to go." (Source)
His high school coach Danny Fisher expanded on how the IU staff did a great job of showing Davis how he could fit in at the school. He explained:
"I think their style of play, they really allow their four man in particular to be fairly versatile with trailing the play sometimes and getting jump shots and attack opportunities...I think it's pretty consistent with where De'Ron's strengths kind of fit and how they're telling him he will be used. It seems to be a really good fit for his skill set." (Source)
Davis is the 3rd commit of Indiana's 2016 recruiting class, joining Curtis Jones and Grant Gelon.