June 13, 2014
Bloomington, Indiana -
As a freshman, Devin Davis appeared in 29 games and averaged 2.4 points and 1.7 rebounds. He shot 52.9 from the field and 66.7 from the line. He had 10 points and nine boards in his first career game against Chicago State, but he played his best ball of the season in a two game stretch against Nebraska and Michigan. The Warren Central product, scored 16 points and had nine rebounds in a combined 40 minutes of action in the two games. He also made seven of nine shots in those two games.
He is expected to take on a big role for the Hoosiers this upcoming season.
Devin Davis Interview
On the biggest adjustments to the college game coming from high school:
"Last year, one of the biggest things that I learned is that you have to come to practice every day ready to work. You have to stay focused and you can't have any `off days' in practice. You have to come with a mindset to work and make your team better."
On how he plans to build off the solid minutes he provided last year:
"There were some times that I came in the game and did some really good things, so I just want to build off that and be very consistent, not only in the games but also in practice. It all starts in practice, so if I can bring it in practice, it will translate over into the games."
On his improvement in free throw shooting and how that motivates him in other areas:
"Coach Crean always tells us that if you can't shoot free throws or can't make free throws in a game, then you won't be in the game if it is close. So I always tried to be in the gym as much as I could because (free throw shooting) was something that I struggled with in high school."
On younger players that are returning being able to be leaders this season:
On his experience playing regular minutes at the end of the year in big games:
"Yes, we have talked about it. What we learned from last year was that we have to hold one another accountable. A lot of the guys that are sophomores and juniors coming back, we know how each other likes to play. Now we just have to lead the incoming freshmen and get them to where we are and have confidence in each other."
"It was satisfying in some ways and not satisfying in other ways because we didn't always play our best and didn't win those games. But, individually, it helped me with my confidence and let me know what I can do for the team this upcoming season."
On his major and his plans after college:
"I'm studying sports management. Right now I am undecided on what I want to do after college but I will start looking into some things that I enjoy and I might be interested in when I'm done playing basketball."
On the advantage of getting to play some games in Canada before the season starts:
"I think it will help a lot. Like I said before, I think it will help us with our team chemistry and it will help us get to know each other more. It will also be something different that none of us have experienced - playing teams from other countries. And I think it will be some good competition that will really help us moving forward."