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IU basketball recruiting: Hoosiers offer Class of 2022 in-state product D’Ante Davis

Archie Miller’s recruiting success at IU has been primarily built on a foundation of in-state talent.

But Miller hasn’t cast a very wide net thus far when it comes to Indiana based players in the class of 2022.

That changed on Wednesday when Indianapolis shooting guard/wing D’Ante Davis announced on this Twitter page that he had received a scholarship offer from Miller and the IU program.

The Indiana offer came after a virtual meeting with Miller and the IU staff on Wednesday afternoon.

Davis is just the second class of 2022 in-state player that IU has offered.  He joins Gary West Side’s Jalen Washington in that category.

“It was an amazing feeling,” Davis told The Daily Hoosier about receiving an offer from Indiana.  “I was excited by the offer.”

The 6-foot-6 Davis played his first two seasons at Lawrence Central, but he will attend Warren Central as an upperclassman.  Davis’ father, D’Andre Davis, Sr., was named the head basketball coach at Warren Central earlier this month.

As a sophomore at Lawrence Central, Davis averaged 10.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.2 steals per game playing against some of the best competition in the state.

Playing alongside Division One high major bound teammate Nijel Pack (Kansas State) and his brother D’Andre Davis, Jr. (Louisville), the younger Davis wasn’t looked upon to take on a significant scoring load on a team that spent much of the 2019-20 campaign ranked No. 1 in the state’s largest class.

That is likely to change over the next two years of high school playing on the Indianapolis east side.

A versatile wing with the potential to play shooting guard with further development, Davis shot 47 percent from the field overall, including 37 percent from three-point range.  He shows plenty of athleticism, a quick first step and a good looking stroke on his jump shot.

Indiana has been in contact with Davis for a long time, with both Miller and Mike Roberts involved.  He has been on campus in Bloomington, attending the Arkansas game on December 29.

For AAU basketball Davis plays for the U16 Team Teague program.

Davis’ offer list thus far includes Louisville, Purdue, Butler, Nebraska and Xavier.  There is no doubt that Louisville is a strong contender with his older brother already there.

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