The 6-foot-3 point guard and five-star recruit wows with high-flying finishes and slick passes.
JD Davison Highlights
The first word that comes to mind: explosive. I’m not entirely convinced JD Davison doesn’t have springs in his shoes because he gets up. He takes off, floats, and booms ferocious dunks in transition or in traffic. If the dunk isn’t there, he hangs in the air to finesse layups off the glass. He carries that athleticism to the defensive end, where he skies to block shots.
Dare I say he reminds me of Russell Westbrook?
Davison flourishes in transition. He has a speedy dribble that can slice through flurried defenders and zip an assist to a teammate. He’s best driving downhill and rising above shot blockers at the rim. Davison’s shot is decent with room to grow. He’s flirted with a step back and can knock it down respectively from beyond the arc.
His form resembles Collin Sexton‘s in high school.
JD Davison Recruiting
JD Davison is the ninth-ranked overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, according to 247Sports Composite. Rivals and ESPN list him as the 13th best player in the country. The point guard won Mr. Basketball for the state of Alabama in 2020 and 2021 and led Calhoun to the Class 2A state championship in 2020.
The high-school standout and 2021 McDonald’s All-American received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Florida State, Kansas, Louisville, Iowa State, Virginia Tech, and UNLV among others.
In June 2020, Davison unveiled his Top 10 schools.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Florida State Seminoles
JD Davison Commits to Alabama
A late push and offer by Juwan Howard and the Michigan Wolverines made his recruitment interesting, but five-star point guard JD Davison is officially off the board. He is staying close to home and playing for head coach Nate Oats and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The 2021 NCAA basketball recruiting cycle netted the third-ranked recruiting class in the SEC for the Crimson Tide with the additions of four-star forward Jusaun Holt and four-star center Charles Bediako.
The Alabama basketball signee will form one of the most explosive backcourts in the country with Jahvon Quinerly. The duo will be able to dust conference opponents from Kentucky to Tennessee on the way to the rim.
Tuscaloosa will be an electric stop on the way to the NBA, where Davison should be in due time.
This article was originally published May 26, 2020 before updating.