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Mike Davis Primed For Big Junior Season

Mike Davis (Holly Smith)

The Fighting Illini basketball team has a strong nucleus of players returning for the upcoming season, and four talented freshmen have been added. But for this team to challenge for championships and make a deep run in the NCAA tournament, the upperclassmen will need to lead the way. Mike Davis is one of those who must have a big year.

Illinois junior forward Mike Davis enjoyed a breakout sophomore season. He scored consistently with his high extension and feathery touch, and he was the all-games Big 10 rebound leader. He is expected to continue his improvement. However, a broken bone in his ankle set him back early this summer, and a tonsilectomy followed. Despite these issues, he appears to have regained his conditioning... Recommended Stories

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