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Purdue Men's Basketball Recruiting

Willie Davis

	School and Year (1997-98)	East Chicago Central, IN
	Height and Weight		6'8" 250lbs
	Position			Power Forward
        95-96 Ratings                   #15 (FS)
	96-97 Ratings			#23 (RR), #91 (HS)
        97-98 Ratings                   #317 (HS)
	Academically Eligible		No
	Status				Wichita State

Player News · Game Stats · Season Stats · Honors · IHSAA Schedule

Current Player News

5-1-98...In speaking with EC Central coach Bobby Miles tonight, he said they Fed-Ex'ed Davis' letter-of-intent this morning. Davis is going to Wichita State. 4-11-98...Grades are limiting the basketball options for Willie Davis. As of right now, his options are to go to a junior college for two years, or accept a scholarship offer from Wichita State. Wichita will take him as a prop48 if he chooses to sign with them. Davis' decision will likely not come any earlier than the weekend of the 24th, when he is scheduled to visit the Wichita State campus. 2-21-97...A scouting report from the Merrillville vs. East Chicago game..."Merrillivlle ranked #1 in the Region and EC #2 - great game; EC won in 2OTs. Jamaal Davis played well (19 pts), but was hounded all night by Willie Davis (6-7 and pursued by PU) who probably played the game of his career. But most impressive was Bobby Smith, 6-2 guard (also pursued by Purdue) - lightning quick, great penetrator and excellent assist man (20 points). He just played in the flow of the game till crunch time, and then almost took over. A couple penetrating layups right at Jamaal - who is the best shot blocker in the Region - incredibly put the ball softly off the glass. The kid is the real deal. Frank Kendrick probably also thinks so as he was there too - drove up in an ice storm to see the game." (scouting report by Dave Foster) 8-09-96...Willie Davis needs a blood transfusion, but not because he is in poor health. "Willie has good mechanics, but is not the best athlete," said his coach John Todd. "He's not a good leaper, but he has the size to be successful in the middle." If Coach Todd had his way, he would play Dr. Frankenstein and create a better player in Willie Davis. "Bobby Smith is Mr. Hustle," said Todd, "but Willie tends to be a little lazy. If I could give them a blood transfusion I would have some great players." Todd would like to see Smith achieve the shooting mechanics that Davis exhibits and mix Smith's athleticism with Davis to get him to be more active on the court. Hopefully Davis can polish his skills to play at the division one level. He has the size, mechanics, and the grades, scoring an 800 on his first SAT attempt with a 2.3 grade point average. The motivation and maturity he lacks will be areas of his game he needs to focus on over the next two seasons. 4-27-96...Willie Davis was in attendance for the Third Annual Spiece Run 'N Slam tournament on the campus of Purdue. Davis, along with East Chicago teammate Bobby Smith, played on the Gary SYF Players - 17 team. I attended the wrong game to accurately assess Davis' skills, a game in which he only scored 3 points and fouled out in the third quarter. Davis was having trouble with a Cincy team that constantly collapsed and double teamed him in the post. His talent is raw, but he has great moves that will improve with age and experience. Davis is a bruising low post player that already is pushing 230lbs. If this kid grows more he could develop into a great center possibility. His moves in the post reminds me of watching Glenn Robinson, but is far from Robinson's talent level at this point. Davis will be a great catch for any school in a few years. The game Saturday afternoon showed Davis' lack of maturity. In the second quarter he was fouled hard and ended up practically in my lap on the baseline. Later, he took a hard bump that knocked the ball out of bounds. After the no-call, he began jawing to the ref who replied, "All you have to do is play the game." After Davis failed to end his criticism, the ref quickly replied "All you have to do is shut up!" Davis was worthless for 4 minutes following the incident, picking up 2 quick fouls during that time. Davis later fouled out. Looking at the stats from the other games, the Saturday scoring drought was not the norm for the weekend. Davis just never seemed to be in the game. He was sluggish getting up the court into position, but was effective in the paint once he got there. Davis is obviously a player to watch in the coming years as he continues to mature. The SYF Players went 2-1 in pool play and were eliminated in the first round of the tournament Saturday night.

Single Game Statistics

DATE FG FGA FT FTA 3PM 3PA RB AS ST BK PTS ---------------------------------------------------- 04-18-98 1 0 0 1 1 3 Won 95- East AS 94 01-24-98 2 3 3 7 Won 76- Crown Point 46 01-23-98 1 3 4 5 Won 78- Roosevelt 56 12-27-97 2 1 3 5 Won 55- And. Highland 48 12-20-97 1 1 1 3 Won 53- SB Clay 47 12-12-97 1 1 2 6 3 Won 59- Michigan City 43 11-27-97 2 1 4 5 Won 68- Roosevelt 44 02-07-97 6 7 0 0 7 12 Won 78- Andrean 66 02-01-97 1 2 2 0 4 Won 71- Gary Wirt 51 01-31-97 0 0 0 0 0 Won 67- Gary West 62 01-10-97 6 0 0 2 12 Won 81- Gavit 56 01-04-97 4 0 0 8 Won 60- Elkhart Cent 49 01-04-97 0 0 2 0 0 Won 62- Mishawaka 56 12-28-96 6 1 2 15 Won 66- An. Highland 57 04-27-96 6 2 14 Lost 66- Ohio Future 73 04-27-96 1 1 3 Lost 73- Cincy AAU 83 04-27-96 6 12 Won 90- Columbus 70 04-26-96 8 4 20 Won 68- Torrence 63 01-13-96 10 16 Won 75 - Laf. Jeff 72

Season to Date Statistics

Season thru PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG APG SPG BPG RECORD RANK ---------------------------------------------------------------- 97-98 season 6.3 .467 .590 .000 5.5 1.0 0.5 1.5 19-2 #6 (IN) 96-97 season 10.0 5.2 17-3 01-27-97 6.9 .560 .550 .000 4.3 12-2 #15 (IN) 02-01-96 10.6 6.4 2.0

Awards and Honors

97-98 season Preseason All-State Fourth Team (Hoosier Basketball) 96-97 season Street & Smith All-American (Underclassmen) Indiana All-State Honorable Mention (Associated Press)

1997-98 Season Schedule for EC Central

Date Day Time Opponent ---- --- ---- -------------------- 11/28/97 FRI 12:30P W Thanksgiving Classic (vs. Gary Roosevelt) 11/29/97 SAT 12:30P W Thanksgiving Classic (vs. Andrean) 12/12/97 FRI 7:30P W @ Michigan City 12/19/97 FRI 7:30P W Lake Central 12/20/97 SAT 7:00P W @ South Bend Clay 12/27/97 SAT 7:30P W Anderson Highland 01/03/98 SAT TBA W @ Elkhart Memorial (Elkhart Classic) 01/03/98 SAT TBA W Penn (Elkhart Classic) 01/07/98 WED 7:30P W Bishop Noll 01/09/98 FRI 7:30P W @ Hammond Gavit 01/17/98 SAT 7:30P W Lafayette Jeff 01/20/98 TUE 7:30P W Hammond High 01/23/98 FRI 7:30P W Gary Roosevelt 01/24/98 SAT 7:00P W Crown Point 01/30/98 FRI 7:30P L @ Gary West 02/03/98 TUE 7:30P W @ Gary Wirt 02/07/98 SAT 7:30P W @ Indy Broad Ripple 02/13/98 FRI 7:30P W @ Gary Lew Wallace 02/19/98 THU 7:30P W Merrillville 02/28/98 SAT 7:30P W @ Andrean 03/04/98 WED 7:30P Sectional vs #8 Gary West (@ East Chicago) 03/06/98 FRI TBA Sectional (home) 03/07/98 SAT TBA Sectional finals (home) 03/13/98 FRI TBA Regional (home) 03/21/98 SAT TBA Semi State (@ Purdue) 03/28/98 SAT TBA State Championship (@ Hoosier Dome) 04/03/98 FRI TBA Tournament of Champions (@ Hoosier Dome) 04/04/98 SAT TBA Tournament of Champions (@ Hoosier Dome) * Times subject to change * * To confirm game time call East Chicago Central HS at 219-391-6315 *

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