Girls: D'yona Davis drawing college interest
A true star in the making, 5'7" guard D'yona Davis (Harry Truman '18) did all she could do this past season for the Lady Mustangs, and while her numbers of 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists a game were very impressive, she is far from content performing at just that level.
Admitting that even with the great numbers that she put up last season, Davis says that she felt like she was still trying to get a feel for the game. She feels that she has fully grasped her role now as a leader and a player who can create in numerous ways, but her head coach at Truman, John Burke, has stressed to her she says to not fall into the pattern of many other players after their sophomore years.
"Coach Burke has said a lot of times to me that girls tend to slow down after their sophomore years, but he doesn't have to worry about that with me because I am just going to keep going," Davis stated. "All I see in myself is the need for improvement so all I am going to do is work to get better."
Davis considers herself a point guard, but she also added that she has room to go to get to the point to where she wants to be.
There are a lot of intricacies into what a point guard has to do for a team, and for someone who prides herself on her scoring abilities, and her ability to get to the rim and finish without problems regardless of the defense, she says that her leadership abilities are what she is focused in on improving the most this summer.
"I'm going to have to be a floor general and I know that. Of course I will score a lot too but I also want to teach and help everyone around me get better and a lot of that comes from being a leader and another coach on the floor," Davis said.
She is continuing to learn each day she says while playing on the AAU circuit with the Lady Choz as she impresses each time she goes out to the tune she says of college interest coming in already from the likes of Rutgers, DePaul, and Rhode Island, but she says even more than from games, it's the work that no one really sees that helps her the most.
Considering herself a gym rat, Davis says that going out regardless of the weather and making sure she is working to maintain her spot and get better is what pushes her, believing that her work ethic will not just make her better, but help lead Harry Truman next season to the PSAL Championship.
"My feeling is no matter what I am doing someone else is trying to take my spot so I just need to work that much harder. I don't care what the weather is or anything, I am going to be working and hopefully that hard work ends up in college offers and a championship at the end of next season."