Strengths: Davis is a very strong shooter from the outside. The 3-point marksman is consistent with his jumper and is capable of hitting game-changing shots, and his range extends a few feet behind the high school 3-point line. He can get on the roll and hit consecutive shots for his team as a catch-and-shooter. Displays good movement off the ball and gets himself frees himself up for open jumpers. The 6-foot guard adds balance to his game with his ability to attack the basket with both hands. As defenses creep up to contest his jumper, he's able to take off toward the rim and distribute or score off his penetration. Davis' ball-handling and ability to make good decisions in the half court allows him to see minutes at the point guard position as well. He doesn't lack toughness or aggression on the defensive end or on the boards. Pressure defender on the perimeter and keeps his hands up.
Weaknesses: Needs to work on lateral movement and improving his close-out technique. Adding a mid-range game would make him an even better scoring threat. Needs to work on shot selection; especially after he hits an open shot or two, he can start to force the action to keep it going. Can become a better passer when attacking the basket, tends to focus on the rim only and not on open kick-outs.
Overall: Heading into his junior season, Davis should be looking forward to contributing at an even higher level while continuing to build up his name in the recruiting circuit. His teammates trust him to knock down open shots and he gives great effort on defense. Considering he was an unknown a year ago, he’s really come a long way on a team filled with high-major talent, and has a chance at earning some Division I looks of his own next summer.
Last update: July 29, 2015