Posted On: 10/30/17 6:02 PM
Walnut Ridge’s 6’4” wing/forward VonCameron Davis (2020) has quickly established himself as one of the top prospects in the sophomore class. Davis has reeled in two scholarship offers already. He’s also spent the past couple of weekends checking out the new staffs at a couple in-state Division I programs.
“Me and Qian [Magwood], we went and visited Dayton. We went to see their practice and see how it was going. We went to Dayton last Sunday. And then, actually, me and Qian we’re going to Youngstown State [this past weekend],” Davis said.
Davis’ interview with us was a day before the Youngstown State visit. Today, via text message, Davis told us that he enjoyed Youngstown.
“I really enjoyed my time there, it felt like home … it’s a great school with great coaching staff,” Davis wrote.
He currently holds offers from Stony Brook and West Virginia Tech. While Davis has a lot of upside, especially as he continues to add perimeter skills, he’s also a prospect that has shown production early on, which has helped his recruitment.
“We played Pick Central last year and I had 19 and 12. I had a really good game. Coach Jeff [Boals] was there,” Davis said.
There are a even more D-I programs with Davis on their radar early, as Oakland and Vanderbilt have shown interest.
Davis, a 3.8 GPA student, could be a much different player by the time he gets to a college program. He’s currently a monster in the paint with great footwork around the basket. However, he’s looking to start carving defenses from the perimeter as his career progresses.
“I’ve been in the gym almost every day working on ball-handling, shooting — really trying to turn into a pure small forward because right now I play in the post a little more. Just getting in the gym. Looking at old film of me playing,” Davis said.
“I’m a really hard worker. I try my hardest on whatever I do.”
It will be a balancing act between perimeter and post for Davis at Walnut Ridge this season.
“Me and my coach was actually talking about that. We actually have a goal here because he thinks I can be a really dominant force inside. He said ‘the goal is you have to score at least eight points in the paint before you do anything on the perimeter,’” Davis said.
Davis and the Scots have City League Championship hopes this season. They’ll open the season at the All Ohio Nike High School Hoops Showcase.