Mike Schumann / The Daily Hoosier

IU Basketball Recruiting: RJ Davis Continues Strong Play at Nike EYBL

The first session of the Nike EYBL in Atlanta was no fluke.

After a scoring flourish a few weeks ago in front of Archie Miller that resulted in an Indiana offer, Davis was back at it at the second EYBL session in Westfield, Ind.

On a New York Renaissance team that includes 5-star Jonathan Kuminga and Purdue bound Ethan Morton, there has been no shortage of production from Davis.

Now through eight games on the EYBL circuit, Davis is averaging 21.2 point per contest.  More impressive is how efficiently the 6-foot 155 point guard gets those points.

The White Plains, New York native is shooting 51 percent from the field overall and 53.8 percent from three-point range.  Davis is adding 3.4 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 4.1 assists per game while committing just 2 turnovers.

An incoming senior at Archbishop Stepinac in New York, Davis has a growing list of offers with Northwestern being the latest power five program to extend.  As it stands now, IU is one of, if not the top program to offer thus far, but the Hoosiers will have to contend with east coast programs like Seton Hall, Georgetown and Providence.

Below are the latest EYBL videos and interviews with Davis.

While there may be some reservations about his size, Davis has no trouble creating space for himself with high level handles.  Davis does a nice job reading ball screens, and he has the burst to get past his man.

A quick release on his perimeter shot allows him to get the ball off before bigger defenders can close the gap.

Davis is also exceptional at drawing fouls.  He has attempted more than seven free throws a game, and he makes better than 80 percent of his attempts from the stripe.

One intangible that stood out with Davis in Westfield was his motor.  He was always in attack mode, and during timeouts he would come to the bench looking completely exhausted — almost like a prize fighter between rounds.

After a couple minute respite, Davis was right back at it.

Davis and the Renaissance will be back at it May 24-26 in Dallas.


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