Michigan Man Deyonta Davis elects to stay home, commits to play for Michigan State


Class of 2014 Power Forward Deyonta Davis from Muskegon, Michigan has elected to stay close to home and play his college ball for Michigan State. The 6'9, 205 lb big man currently plays for Muskegon High School in Muskegon, Michigan. He is rated three stars on Rivals, 247sports, and He had offers from Butler, Memphis, Missouri, and UNLV among others before choosing State. 


Tom Izzo, one of the best coaches in the country, essentially gets his pick of the litter when it comes to recruiting. Therefore, it puzzled some that his first commitment for the class of 2014 is a three star prospect, Deyonta Davis. However, given Davis' offer list, it might be a smart move on Izzo's part to have snatched him up before other powerhouses take notice. His high school coach, Keith Guy, has classified Davis as a stretch four. That's probably an accurate depiction of Davis' skillset. He has a pretty, pure stroke for a big guy, and he can even step out and knock it down from behind the three point line. He is polished in transition, always dribbling with his head up looking for an open teammate. Also, Davis can do the typical power forward stuff like bang down low. His length and athleticism make him a tough matchup for other bigs. Couple all these skills with the fact that he will be under the tutelage of one of the best basketball coaches in the country in Izzo, and his game could reach another level at Michigan State. Although the sudden decision by Davis surprised many, it's not difficult to see what both Davis and Izzo see in each other.   

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TJ Kelley