Davis continues recovery, attends Warren Central girls game

The recovery process continues for Indiana forward Devin Davis, but Thursday brought some good news.

Davis attended a Warren Central girls’ basketball against Center Grove, a source at Indiana told The Herald-Times. The sophomore is still receiving rehabilitation care at an Indianapolis hospital and has not been released.

IU coach Tom Crean said earlier Thursday that Davis is continuing to make progress after suffering what he called a “traumatic brain injury” during an accident involving teammate Emmitt Holt on Nov. 1.

Crean said he was with Davis all day Sunday and was joined on a visit Tuesday by IU strength and conditioning coach Je’ney Jackson.

“His spirits are good,” Crean said. “He’s anxious to be back with this team as this team is anxious to have him back. The most important thing that I keep telling him that he can do is be his very best there every day with what they’re asking him to do and keep making progress. Just like our team is making progress on the court — just like he was making progress on the court when he was here — he’s got to make progress there in a whole other way.”

Crean also said Thursday that freshman forward Jeremiah April has been competing in contact drills during practices, but only on a limited basis.

That’s still good news for the 6-foot-11 April, who was sidelined during the team’s five-game trip to Canada this summer and has missed much of IU’s preseason practice time.

Crean added that Max Hoetzel practiced well on Wednesday, and should be available to play tonight after seeing 12 minutes in Monday’s exhibition against UIndy. Crean said he wasn’t sure whether Hoetzel would require a minute limit.