Davis is one of the most intriguing prospects in recent memory. Prior to a 9” growth spurt Davis was a guard heading to Cleveland State. Obviously, with the spurt the Chicago area prospect has become a top prospect. Davis game is predicated on energy, defense, and spectacular shot blocking.
Offensively, Davis is opportunistic scoring mostly on put backs or dunks. Davis is a solid ball handler for someone his size due in large part to being a guard for most of his life. Davis also creates matchup issues for opponents because of his quickness and athleticism. Eventually, Davis could develop into a nice post player with potential to blow by defenders down the road.
Defensively, Davis creates havoc for opposing teams with his ability to block any shot and defend multiple positions. Davis has already had some highlight reel blocks and will only continue adding to that reel. Davis is susceptible to being bullied on the block by bigger opponents but usually makes them uncomfortable with his length and 7’4” wingspan.
At this point it would take a meteoric rise by another prospect or an injury to displace Davis from the top spot. NBA execs and scouts alike agree that the combo of physical gifts, athleticism, and potential make Davis the odds on favorite to be the first overall selection. Davis needs to get stronger to make the jump.
|Rank||1st overall (1st PF)|
Extremely raw with loads of potential
Great motor & attitude
|Weaknesses||Poor FT shooter
Weak for his size
Still learning to be a big