Devin Davis commits to Houston, Sampson #iubb

Former Indiana forward Devin Davis Jr. committed to the University of Houston and head coach Kelvin Sampson on Saturday. Brian Snow of scout.com first reported the commitment, and a few minutes later, Davis’ father, Devin Davis Sr., tweeted, “Time of the next chapter,” with a picture of his son in a Houston uniform.

Davis Jr. was dismissed from the IU team, along with Hanner Mosquera-Perea, on May 14, 2015, after the two were present in an IU dorm room when police arrived as a result of a complain about the smell of burnt marijuana. Davis was cited, but charges later dismissed, while Perea was not cited in the incident.

That came on the heels of Davis missing the entire 2014-15 season due to a traumatic brain injury suffered in the early morning hours of Nov. 1, 2014, when he was struck by a car driven by then teammate Emmitt Holt.

Davis transferred to Odessa Junior College, where the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 16.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this season, leading the Wranglers to a conference and Region V title. He was also recently named a first team JUCO All-American.

Now Davis will play for Sampson, the former Indiana coach who is entering his third season with the Cougars, who represent his first collegiate coaching job since being forced to resign at Indiana due to recruiting violations on Feb. 22, 2008.

Also, multiple reports say Holt, who played this season at Indian Hills Community College, is visiting Providence College this weekend and the 6-8 forward could commit to the Friars if all goes well.

13 comments

  1. Kelvin Sanctions is unable to change and I”ll wager a large amount Devin is still buying rolling papers.

  2. Please don’t mistake my comment as a condemnation of Devin Davis. I think he made a few bad decisions. Personally, I hope he thrives and has a bright future.

  3. If Devin is still buying rolling papers a Kelvin Sampson program is the place to be. That’s like someone with a gambling problem going to play at UNLV. Good luck Devin.

  4. Houston Basketball is, in some ways, at the opposite end of the “spectrum” from IU. But yes, I too hope Devin is successful and has cleaned up his off-court behavior. Maybe his experience at IU will allow him to help his younger teammates at Houston avoid the mistakes he made. But then again, maybe not. It’s his choice.

  5. The sad story about Houston; A lot of people ( the good, the bad, and the ugly) relocated to Houston during Katrina and never left . They are having as bad a gang problem as Chicago. Added to the flooding problems the city has (as recent news accounts report) Houston still hasn’t adjusted to the influx of people that Katrina sent them. I hope Devin can avoid the environment that has grown in Houston-area.

  6. I didn’t like Houston before Katrina. It’s on my list of places to not go back to.

    Galveston is OK but those beaches are just nasty.

  7. The last time I was in Galveston in 2000 you did not want to go below the seawall at night. There was a very good chance you could get mugged.

  8. I don’t doubt it. I didn’t feel safe in Houston either. Of the two I preferred Galveston.

    None of it was my cup of tea.

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