July 3, 2009
2010 Bridgeport wing shines at CMU Shootout
Last weekend, Chippewacountry was fortunate enough to get a firsthand glimpse at some of the elite high school basketball players in the state of Michigan at the Central Michigan University Shootout Basketball Camp. Notable names included Trey Zeigler (2010 guard), Dwaun Anderson (2011 guard), and Colin Voss (2010 forward). One name you may not be familiar with quite yet is Derrick Davis Jr., a 6-foot-2 extremely athletic guard out of the class of 2010.
Derrick Davis routinely displayed his athleticism by throwing down monster dunks and making acrobatic plays as he led his Bridgeport High School team throughout the tournament. Derrick displayed a solid all around skill set, which allowed him to make plays all over the court throughout the camp.
Davis acknowledged that his versatility is one of his primary attributes on the basketball court.
"My main strength is probably that I can play multiple positions. I am good at attacking the basket and I am a good rebounder too."
Derrick also demonstrated a high basketball IQ by vocally directing his teammates on the court. Derrick showed that he has the intangibles of a natural leader on the court, which is a rarity for such a young player at this stage in his career.
The stellar play of Derrick Davis definitely left a lasting impression on the various collegiate coaches scattered around the camp. Derrick's new found recognition earned him a place as one of the camps top performers.
Derrick also left the camp impressed with how well organized the camp was, and the overall campus experience in general.
"I really enjoyed playing at this camp and competing against so many good players. I liked being on campus here to. CMU has a really nice campus".
Derrick Davis surely has the potential to develop into one of the top prospects in the state of Michigan as he continues to hone his skill set. As a junior, Derrick Davis led Bridgeport High School to the class B State Semi Finals game while averaging an impressive 23 points and 10 rebounds per game. Unfortunately Bridgeport came up short in the Semi Finals, but the loss gave Davis and his fellow teammate's motivation for next season.
"My main goal for next season is to win the State Championship. We got close last year, so hopefully we can win it all this year".
Currently, Derrick has received high interest from many schools including Central Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy, Rice University, North Dakota, Boston and Loyola University.
Even though Derrick currently has a wide assortment of schools recruiting him, he explained that his recruitment is still wide open. Davis stated that outside of a good basketball program, two primary things he is looking for in his school of choice are "a program with a good coaching staff and good facilities".
Stay tuned to Chippewacountry for continual updates on this new and exciting young prospect out of the State of Michigan as his recruitment continues to progress.
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