We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Nicholas Davis of Myers Park and CB Hoops.
We’ve seen Davis multiple times over the last few months, including at our Phenom LIVE, where we stated, “Despite being the youngest player on this list, it was easy to see the intrigue and long-term possibilities with someone like Nicholas Davis. That being said, he’s already quite skilled and productive as a clear leader of this CB Hoops squad. At 6-foot-5, Davis already showcases the ability to handle the ball, create for himself or others off the dribble, and score in a variety of different ways. Not only did he handle the ball, but he often operated as the point guard and primary creator for this squad. This was intentional, not by default, as it naturally seemed to cause all sorts of matchup problems. Davis is far too skilled for most big men to contain and too long for most guards to contain. He’s a smart passer, understands how to make plays as a penetrator, and consistently makes his presence felt in transition. Davis is already quite talented, but will only continue to trend upward and could eventually emerge as a special type of prospect.”
Davis, along with multiple CB Hoops’ players, stood out as some of the most intriguing prospects in attendance at our Phenom LIVE. Between his IQ, size, and skill, the appeal should already be fairly obvious. Given his size and length, Davis legitimately ran the offense and highlighted creation skills off the dribble extremely well. He already understands how to effectively breakdown opposing defenses and find open seams for cutting teammates. Davis offers a patient approach as an initiator but also does a great job of seizing scoring opportunities whenever available. His upside is noticeable, and forming a potential duo alongside Elijah Strong should keep Myers Park relevant for the foreseeable future. Davis is young but will be one for college coaches to monitor closely going forward.