Jackson Davis - 2014 Forward (Eastern Kentucky)

Discussion in 'Recruiting Archive' started by jlitton, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. the_speakers_lab

    the_speakers_lab Well-Known Member

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    So just curious w all this talk about McDermott/Neese and expectations... It appears that we all can agree that Tyler Wideman has surpassed expectations and will hopefully continue to improve upon the solid production he has shown thus far this season throughout his career. Sooo in regards to Jackson Davis, how has he performed based on your expectations and if you believe he's under-performed, how much longer does he have to "figure it out" before being labeled "he is what he is?"
     
  2. Bulldawg

    Bulldawg Well-Known Member

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    I still think he has a ton of potential. He has great size and strength and really he just needs to figure out how to move on the court and not look awkward. I think we should see him being a much bigger contributor by the end of this season. I think the biggest problem was how close his recruitment was between us and Alabama which really caused us to hype Davis as an NBA caliber player.
     
  3. ButlerBoy

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    Davis immediately came to my mind when I was reading the McDermott conversation. I think he will continue to get better but I dont know if that will correlate to PT. Wideman and Chrabascz have the starting positions locked down for next year and then you throw in a Soph. Fowler and a Freshman Brunk who is already more talented than him. All of the sudden there is not much room for Davis. I dont think he will be a high minute guy in the next two years.
     
  4. SchlabbaDawg

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    It seems to me that Davis is settling into the 4 for the team. In the limited minutes I've watched of him, he does not appear as comfortable in the post compared to Wideman, Chrabs, or even Fowler. Davis still has obvious athletic skills and will make a wow play almost every game. I get the sense he will swing a Big East game our way with momentum turning plays. He just has not been as consistent as Wideman and Chrabs, but will definitely see more time in conference play (especially in tightly reffed games). With Brunk joining the team next year, we are really putting a talented group of bigs together.
     
  5. DawgsfoLife

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    Here is the real question moving forward, when there is foul trouble with the bigs, who gets minutes first--Davis or Fowler? I know they play different roles (Davis-4, Fowler-5), but I have been surprised that Davis isn't getting some of those minutes. Anyone have any thoughts on that? Is it just that the current small man rotation has no space for him?
     
  6. TheWild5

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    I think it is more of them both being poor of defense thus far. Holtmann wants a defensive presence and neither of them fit the bill for it. Etherington will get time ahead of them and kelan will continue to slide to the 4 when gathers comes in if fouls are an issue as well
     
  7. peeps112

    peeps112 Well-Known Member

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    I think Holt has been sending Davis a message by sending in Fowler in ahead of him. That defense and defensive awareness are the most important thing. I think the tough love approach is meant to see if Davis responds. He clearly has potential with athleticism and a sweet stroke, but his defensive awareness needs to improve. Hoping it does.
     
  8. readyletsgo

    readyletsgo Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Any thoughts on Jackson Davis at this point? He hasn't gotten as many minutes in the non-con season as I would have thought so far. Which probably means very limited minutes going in to Big East play. This was a player I (and many others) was excited to sign at the time, and I feel like the team could use some rebounding help going forward. Is it just lack of defensive skills right now limiting his minutes, or what?

    Also, looking beyond this year, we will still have Fowler, Wideman, and Chrabz. Seems like he might be an off-the-bench type of player for his last two seasons as well
     
  9. TheWild5

    TheWild5 New Member

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    I think this is a 7 man team with spot minutes from Davis and AE. I also think that being a 7 man team isn't nearly as bad as people think. Majority of the great teams aren't these 8/9 man deep teams everybody wants. It just isn't realistic. He will play more when he learns the defense better and can control his body. He needs to figure out how to. Get out of the raw stage and utilize his talent
     
  10. Hinkle

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    Notable (at least, it surprised me):

    JD's defensive rebounding rate for this season - 30% - is higher than Kam's last year, which ranked 11th nationally. (JD hasn't played the minimum 40% of minutes to qualify for Kenpom's rankings.)


    He's clearly got the potential to be an elite rebounder. Unfortunately, there's not really any other aspect of his game that's ready.
     
  11. butlerfan

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    Joel Cornette ‏@joelcornette Feb 6
    Up 40 & Jackson Davis still hits the deck for a loose ball. That's what makes @ButlerMBB different & why I love watchin em play.

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    +1

    Davis' bounce and attack dog mentality reminds me alot of Cornette.

    I said this at the beginning of the season. If we were going to make a run Nationally Davis would need to play a role in that off the bench. Chris beginning to trust Jackson and it is starting to pay dividends. Wed night big as Davis will be needed to fight off Delgado on the glass and inside.....


    zjbphotography ‏@zjbphotography Feb 3
    Butler Bulldogs forward Jackson Davis blocks a shot in the land vs Georgetown at Hinkle Fi… http://ift.tt/1KXCLMr
     
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  12. peeps112

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    JD won't go up against Delgado much, but I am glad to see him get more minutes. Not that lost anymore and doing a good job on the glass. Hope Chris continues to trust him. Our best big off the bench by far.


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  13. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

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    Time to move this thread into "former".
     
  14. Grandpa Bulldog

    Grandpa Bulldog Member

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    Best of luck to Jackson, a great young man with great parents!
     
  15. the_speakers_lab

    the_speakers_lab Well-Known Member

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    If I were him, I would try and make amends w Rice. That's not a bad spot to get a degree from...
    Good luck to him

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  16. MIBulldog

    MIBulldog Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Well, I admit I am bummed that JD didn't end up making the impact I had hoped he would. Best of luck to him down the road.
     
  17. butlerfan

    butlerfan New Member

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    Visited Northern Kentucky(Nored) and Eastern Kentucky this week....

    Would love to see him join up at Northern Kentucky and help that program rise up in D1.
     
  18. peeps112

    peeps112 Well-Known Member

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    Me too. Great kid. Also shows that his loss was a net positive for our program (other big time schools not showing interest confirms that).


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  19. Dewars12

    Dewars12 Well-Known Member

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    I would think Nored's interest shows the coaching staff liked his work ethic and commitment, they just didn't think his skill level would result in significant playing time in the Big East.
     
  20. mizebl

    mizebl Active Member

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    Agree.

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