Prospect Spotlight: Dante Davis (2020)


Posted On: 08/2/18 3:59 PM

Formerly of Coronado, Dante Davis is switching schools to Liberty for his junior season.

And the 5’11 point guard has an old teammate that he’s looking forward to reconnecting with on the Patriots.

“I just switched over because it wasn’t the right fit for me (at Coronado). And I played with Julian (Strawther) in middle school, so I feel like our chemistry will still be there,” said Davis.

“We’ll be a fast team, I really can’t wait to get the season going. I think it’ll be a really good one.”

A pass-first point guard with a high hoops IQ, Davis will be a welcomed piece to a Patriots squad that should make a lot of noise next season in Nevada.

“I’m like a floor-general, I can analyze other players very quickly. I feel like I’m one of the better defenders on the floor and I’m usually guarding the other team’s best player,” said Davis. “I feel like I’m more explosive than a lot of other players, so that makes it easier to drive and kick.”

Davis spent the early part of his 16U offseason playing with the Las Vegas Knicks, he finished with Vegas Elite before becoming injured at the end of July.

“I thought I defended really well this summer, and I had guys who were shooters and playmakers so it was really easy to get them going,” said Davis.

“I couldn’t play in the Fab 48, so it was bad timing, but I still feel like I had a good, efficient offseason. Definitely by school season, I’ll be back top 100 percent.”

For recruitment, he’s seen some emails come in, but missing the final July live periods might have hindered it a bit.

“I haven’t gotten anything specific, just some looks, basically. I missed the live periods so that was unfortunate,” said Davis, who said he’s fielded emails and initial interest from Northern Arizona and Dixie State.

“Hopefully I’ll stay healthy, and as I continue into next high school season and AAU, I’ll be looking to make an impact.”