Posted On: 03/31/17 2:45 PM
Just a week ago, Jeremiah Davenport (2018) of Archbishop Moeller put together back-to-back breakout performances at the Final Four. The 6’5” guard/wing challenged Kyle Young with tough defense, one night after grabbing nine rebounds in a hard-nosed win over Pickerington Central.
The impressive nights were enough to add the interest of a few Division I programs.
“Couple coaches here and there, the same colleges that were looking at me are still contacting me. But yeah, only a few: Wright State and High Point just contacted me today,” Davenport said.
Those “same colleges” that have maintained contact with Davenport throughout are as followed: Ball State, Lipscomb, Winthrop, St. Bonaventure, and Northern Kentucky.
If you cannot already surmise, Davenport projects as a low-major Division I prospect, as of now.
Verbal Commits, a reputable source, has reported that Davenport has received an offer from Northern Kentucky. However, according to Davenport, there’s some grey area.
After our interview, Davenport messaged PHO to say that the Northern Kentucky staff does want him, but that they only “kind of sort of offered.”
However, we can assume that schools similar to NKU will continue to be interested in Davenport, some of which will prioritize him during the summer with Club Ohio.
When the time comes, Davenport will be looking for a campus and program that he feels comfortable surrounding himself with.
The 6’5” perimeter talent attacks the glass much harder than other guards. The intensity and athleticism to which he goes to the offensive glass speaks to the type of player Davenport is.
“It’s skill and mentality, you got to have it,” Davenport said.
“My strength is being a leader. Communicating. Trying to make my teammates better … Trying to push my teammates to do what they have to do,” Davenport said.
Interestingly enough, the Division I prospect came off the bench for Moeller this season. For him, it was not a hard pill to swallow.
“There was a senior in front of me last year that did the same thing. He was the sixth man and came in and was in the rotation, same as me. His time to shine was this past season. And, I was just the same as him. Coach told me like, hey you got to play a role and that’s coming off the bench. So I get that,” Davenport said.
It’s a testament to the fact that Davenport is a team player. He rolled with the punches and was truly a star in that role during the State Tournament. One could even argue that he became their most valuable player for stretches last weekend.
Going forward, Davenport is focused on improving his athleticism, ball-handling, and shooting.
Davenport carries a 2.9 GPA in the classroom. He took the ACT two weeks ago and is awaiting his score.