The BX product is hard to guard
Dashawn Davis’ mentality during his destructive summer through the NYC summer basketball circuit can be summed up by the four words in his Instagram bio: “Fear don’t live here”. Davis has been turning heads during the off season as more and more hoop fans have began to wonder just who exactly is the aggressive two guard who’s been gracing the highlight reels of platforms such as For the Culture Hoops all summer. The truth is, he’s a born and bred New Yorker, who’s out to prove he’s an elite player in the five boroughs. “My mindset is to show everybody that I’m one of the best guards in NYC if not the best guard,” He says. So far, Davis has done just that, and if his rapid improvement is any indication, the rest of the city should be on alert for him this upcoming season.
“My mindset is to show everybody that I’m one of the best guards in NYC if not the best guard.”
If Davis has looked familiar to hoop heads this year, it might be because you’ve seen him on the NYC hoop scene before. Before transferring out of state, he showed promise on a loaded Wings academy squad that made a deep run in the PSAL playoffs. Whether it be to distance himself from distractions, or play against the best of the best, he made a decision after that season to take his talents down south. After a successful year which included big time wins over powerhouses like Oak Hill and Mount Zion however, he has plans on returning closer to home, much to the delight of his potential destinations. “I was at Positive Day School in North Carolina but I’m looking to either transfer to Our Savior Lutheran, Putnam or South Kent,” He says. Aware that his next destination may be his biggest yet, Davis is taking his time making his decision and is currently focused on summer ball.
“The schools I have recruiting me are Manhattan, Sam Houston State and Colgate University.”
On the AAU side of things, Davis runs with the New York Lightning, who’ve bounced back from a down year last year to a successful one this season, which has included a coveted spot in the Nike Peach Jam. Holding up the EYBL trophy would mean everything to him, who with all his accomplishments, still cherishes his winning memories the most. “My favorite accomplishment as a baller so far would have to be winning a middle school.championship with my favorite coach/mentor Richard Henry,” He says.
Going forward, Davis hopes to add a more consistent shot to his skill set, particularly off the dribble. When it comes to beating his man off the dribble, playing defense and making plays for his teammates however, Davis is already advanced, and colleges have been taking notice. “The schools I have recruiting me are Manhattan, Sam Houston State and Colgate University,” He says. That list is sure to grow as his game continues to develop and he gains more and more exposure. For now though, Dashawn Davis is only worried about cooking whoever’s in front of him, and if you’ve seen any of his highlights this year, you know he’s been doing a hell of a job at that.