Report: Devin Davis headed to Odessa College

Three weeks after he was dismissed from the team, ex-Indiana forward Devin Davis has found a new home.

Davis will enroll to play basketball at Odessa College, according to a tweet from Basketball Times columnist Joshua Parrott. Odessa is a two-year junior college located in Odessa, Texas.

The former three-star recruit from Warren Central was kicked off the team on May 14, days after he was cited by Indiana University Police for possession of marijuana under 30 grams. Davis redshirted his sophomore season after suffering a traumatic brain injury during the early morning hours of Nov. 1, when he jumped in front of a vehicle driven by teammate Emmitt Holt. Officers repsonding to that incident determined the cause of the accident to be “pedestrian action.” Both players had been drinking.

IU coach Tom Crean was hopeful Davis would have been cleared to play during the upcoming 2015-16 season. Crean said during April that the program was moving forward with Davis in mind after he finished the season participating in non-contact practice drills.

Davis played in 29 games as a freshman, averaging 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. He appeared to be on course for a bigger role as a sophomore after averaging 8.0 points and leading the team with 7.6 rebounds during the Hoosiers’ five-game tour of Canada last August.

But the accident in November was the beginning of the end to Davis’ IU career. Hanner Mosquera-Perea, who was with Davis at the time of his citation but not cited himself, was also dismissed with Davis three weeks ago. Mosquera-Perea’s AAU coach, Mark Adams, said Sunday that he will transfer to East Tennessee State.

“I hope they both move forward and have tremendous futures and careers,” Crean said Wednesday at an IU Tailgate Tour event in Borden. “Because we’re not going to stop caring about them, and loving them, and always appreciate what they did and want them to be successful people.”

3 comments

  1. good luck, devin. i’ll burn one in your honor….and for hanner….and stan….and troy….guess it’ll have to be a fatty.

  2. Odessa, Texas? I was just there recently.

    Devin, am so, so, so sorry.

    There used to be a jackrabbit rodeo in Odessa but it fell on hard times. There’s still high school football. Maybe you could transfer…to the moon…or Mercury.

    Again, my condolences.

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