The town of Letohatchee, Alabama fills the Calhoun High School gym. It’s game day, and JD Davison is a sight to see.
JD Davison Highlights
The first word that comes to mind: explosive. I’m not entirely convinced 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 or zip a pass 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
Davison is the 12th ranked player in the 2021 recruiting class according to 247Sports Composite. Rivals ranks him as the 15th best player in the country. This past season, Davison won Mr. Basketball for the state of Alabama and led Calhoun to the Class 2A state title.
He holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Florida State, Kansas, Louisville, Iowa State, Virginia Tech, and UNLV among others. There isn’t a clear indication of where Davison is leaning, but Alabama, Auburn, Memphis, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss are listed as warm on 247Sports‘ interest meter.
Davison will be a senior next season and plans to reach new heights. The point guard has the pure athletic ability to leave defenders in the dust at the college level and bounce all the way to the NBA.
This article was originally published May 26, 2020.
UPDATE (June 26, 2020): Davison unveiled on Twitter his top 10 schools heading into the summer. His list includes:
Alabama Crimson Tide
Florida State Seminoles