Hooper Spotlight: John Davis III C/O ’22 Combo Guard

John Davis III PG/SG

John Davis III is a junior basketball player for Pascagoula High School in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Davis is one of the leaders on the team and he helped his team start the season off right, with a win against Bay St. Louis.

Davis and the Panthers are well on their way to having a great season, as their record currently sits at 4-2 on the young season.

Against one of the top guards in the state of Mississippi, Demarious Coleman, Davis was able to hold him to zero points in the game, showing off his strong defensive skills.

In his game against Long Beach, Davis finished the game with 16 points, showing that he knows how to put points up as well.

In regards to the naysayers that have written off Davis and the Panthers, he says he has something to prove this year.

“Everyone has doubted us this year,” Davis said. “We were told that not much is expected of us, because several key players have left the team due to graduation. I am here to dispute those claims.”

“I saw a need to step up as a leader, and I have done just that. I will continue to be a great leader for this team, and we will do great things!”

Strong words from such a young man!

Davis told me that his leadership is not the only thing that stands out when it comes to separating him from other players.

“I think one big thing that makes me standout, is that I have great size for a point guard,” Davis said. “I’m 6’2 already, and I am only in my junior year. That in itself is attracting college coaches to have interest in me already.”

“What makes them interested is my size, but what keeps them interested is my game and how I play. Many coaches say that I am the player to watch and that I am a great combo guard that handles the ball extremely well.”

High praise already for a guy that has only played two years of high school ball!

While those coaches have expressed interest in Davis, none have pulled the trigger…yet. We feel as though his continued dominance will have him as one of the top players in the country.

With his GPA sitting at a 3.8, Davis already has what he needs to qualify for college ball, he is just waiting out the offers, but he has plenty of time for those to come.

“I feel like I am already a complete basketball player, but I know that I can still grow,” Davis said. “I am great on both sides of the ball. My length truly gives me a great advantage on getting steals and blocks.”

“I also do a great job of distributing the ball, as my passing skills help me get to guys that may not be fully open. I’m also craft around the rim and I absolutely love to throw down dunks!”

It seems there isn’t much that Davis cannot do!

In his free time, Davis spends time working on his craft with his trainer.

“My trainer knows my daily schedule, so he will hit me up at any time,” Davis said. “He will tell me to meet him at the beach to work or meet him at a court to work me out.”

“I truly love that aspect of the game. Grinding and perfecting my craft will take me where I want to go. My mom is my biggest motivator. If she has not seen me workout in a couple of days, she will push me to get to work. I truly appreciate that about her.”

Davis has great support and belief from his mom as well, which is always a good thing!

Davis and the Panthers look to make a deep run at a championship this fall. With Davis leading the charge, the sky is the limit for this team!

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/10297322/John-Davis-III

Twitter: @johndavisiii3

Published by Zane Rowland

I love sports and I love helping kids reach their goals and dreams!

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