Muncie is an IU town, and lets Davis know it

Jeremiah Davis currently holds the title, “The next player to commit to Indiana.”

Right or wrong — Davis has said repeatedly that he is very close to a decision, but never that it would be Indiana — Davis said Tuesday night that he has gotten used to the question.

“A little bit,” Davis said when I asked if he gets tired of the question. “But I understand what people are thinking.”

It does not help that Davis (a 2011 guard that Rivals.com has as the No. 40 player in the country and Scout.com has at No. 54) happens to reside in Muncie.

“Muncie is an IU town,” Davis said. “A lot of people come up to me.”

Davis said he tells anyone that asks that he is interested in Indiana, and “I love coach Crean.”

Davis was at Indiana’s Elite Camp last weekend, and said the individual instruction from Crean set the camp apart.

“I learned some things,” Davis said. “How to go off the pick and roll.”

Davis, who has been attending Indiana’s Elite Camps since he was a 7th grader, said at most camps there is no instruction.

“We just go up and down (scrimmaging),” Davis said.

Davis does not have any other Elite Camp visits planned, but will make unofficial visits to Michigan, Michigan State and Detroit Mercy.

The latter is because of a connection with former Indiana assistant and Muncie native Ray McCallum, now the head coach at Detroit.

“He’s been a good friend,” Davis said.

Davis continues to hear from Kentucky, he said. Davis had a scholarship offer from former coach Billy Gillispie, but new coach John Calipari seems to be taking a wait-and-see approach.

That may be, in part, because of Marquis Teague. Davis and Teague are the two of the better unsigned point guards in the country in 2011 and definitely hold the top two spots in Indiana.

“When we play against each other, I use him as a grading scale,” Davis said.

The two were, at one time, AAU teammates and have remained friends, Davis said. Just because one commits to one school does not necessarily mean the other would not want to follow.

“It probably wouldn’t matter,” Davis said.

9 comments

  1. I hope he goes to IU. I’m an Indiana fan and I’m from Kentucky. I hope Indiana stomps UK. Go Hoosiers!!!

  2. Yeah, BP, bring in a mobster coach and things just start to fall your way. Have fun with that vacated Final Four appearance he’ll leave you with after he skips back to the NBA ahead of the NCAA police.

  3. Hey BP,
    You obviously don’t know much. Your crooked coach and crooked program will not pull this kid from Tom Izzo and the next national champions. Book it!

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