Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America, and was awarded 2022 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Davis: Decision on future will come 'pretty soon'
Arkansas guard Davonte Davis goes through practice Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Las Vegas.
Arkansas guard Davonte “Devo” Davis on Thursday called in to Little Rock-based sports talk radio show Out of Bounds on KABZ-FM and provided something of an update on his pre-NBA Draft process.
Davis, who wrapped up his junior season in 2022-23, said he has been training in Little Rock with one of his former AAU basketball coaches.
The Jacksonville native on March 31 declared for the upcoming NBA Draft while keeping the door open for a return to school.
“[I am] taking it day-by-day, really,” Davis said. “I should for sure figure it out pretty soon, just knowing that I’ve got to prepare for whatever I’m going to do. I want to make sure I’m able to prepare the right way.”
Davis added he does not have a set date to announce a decision on his future. The NCAA, however, has a May 31 deadline to withdraw from the draft.
“I’ll know in a few weeks exactly what I’m going to do,” added Davis, who did not receive an invitation to the G League Elite Camp or NBA Draft Combine.
Davis has averaged 9.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 102 career games at Arkansas. And he has authored multiple memorable NCAA Tournament performances, including a game-winner against Oral Roberts in the 2021 Sweet 16 and a 25-point outing in the second round against No. 1 seed Kansas in March.
He put up a career-best 10.9 points on 41.5% shooting in 2022-23, aided by a significant jump to 34.6% from three-point range. The guard shot 27% beyond the arc as a sophomore.
Davis also averaged a career-high 1.4 steals as a junior, which played a role in him landing on the All-SEC defensive team at regular season’s end.
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