Posted On: 09/12/17 7:40 PM
Detroit Catholic Central wing/forward Davis Lukomski made big strides to his game over the last year and appears to be on the verge of breaking out as a junior.
Prep Hoops’ number fifteen prospect for 2019 showed tremendous development at the Level Up Elite 80 Showcase in August. Already known as a very good shooter off the catch, Lukomski showed noticeable improvement in his ability to create his own offense. Davis’ handle is much tighter than a year ago and he is now changing direction with the ball and playing at different speeds to keep his defender off balance. Those improved ballskills along with his 6’6 frame make him a dangerous prospect for the opposition.
“I improved a lot in strength, ball handling, and overall athleticism. Along with continuing to work on the parts of the game that I do well, it’s important for me to continue to work on the things that need some work. I thought I made a big stride in that area.”
Lukomski had some standout performances playing with a loaded REACH squad on the NY2LA circuit and was pleased with his play during the Summer.
“I thought I played well. Our team was loaded with talent and we had an overall very successful season. I was happy with how I played and thought I did my part to help the team succeed.”
Davis’ development and on-court play have translated into the recruiting world, as a handful of Division I programs are now keeping tabs.
“As of now Miami of Ohio, Belmont, Air Force, Cornell, Columbia, Central Michigan, and Elon have all shown interest.”
Lukomski has one unofficial visit set and may take a few more in the near future.
“I’m visiting Miami of Ohio on September 16th and also may get out to Air Force some time soon. I’d also like to get out to Belmont sometime before the season.”
Still in the early stages of his recruitment, Davis knows that academics will play a large role in his decision down the road.
“When schools look at me, I think they notice that I’m a good student so I’m first looking at a school that will set me up when basketball ends, along with how the campus feels and connections I make with the coaches. I’d say those are the biggest factors.”
Lukomski is looking forward to taking on a bigger role in terms of leadership with the Shamrocks for the upcoming season.
“I’m filling the shoes of the senior leader that graduated last year. With a year of varsity basketball under my belt, I hope to be a leader by example along with being a vocal leader. I’m going to bring it every day at practice and at every game to help push us farther and farther in the post-season. We have very high hopes for this year’s team and we hope to compete well all the way to the end.”